[Ontbirds]Point Pelee N.P. Migration Report - May 7, 2006

Janice.Sarkis at pc.gc.ca Janice.Sarkis at pc.gc.ca
Sun May 7 11:02:12 EDT 2006

A sunny but cool morning greeted birders first thing this morning. It was a
little difficult to appreciate that the light winds were roughly from the
south. Aside from the bright sunny conditions, few birds were seen this
morning. Things were so quiet that no other warblers, other than Yellow,
were observed on the Park Bird Hike! Its very likely, the odd Nashville
Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler etc. were also around, but it just
shows how quiet it was. Most visitors had to be satisfied with both species
of oriole, which were pretty vocal. However, the most exciting observation
near the Tip was Whip-poor-will.

Elsewhere in the Park, the following have been reported:

Hooded Warbler - 1 @ Tilden's woods
Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warbler - 1 each @ Black Willow
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1-2 north of Cemetery
Cerulean Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Brown Creeper  -  1 each @ Post Woods
Northern Waterthrush and Brewster's Warbler - Woodland Nature Trail

Outside the park, a male Brewer's Blackbird was reported from Hillman

Also seen yesterday:

Sedge Wren  - 1 west beach north of tip train loop
White-rumped Sandpiper and Red-necked Phalarope - Hillman Marsh
Cape May Warbler - NW Beach
Wild Turkey - Near Shuster Trail
Rusty Blackbird - Woodland Nature Trail

Good Birding

Friends of Point Pelee
John Haselmayer, Karl Konze, Ross Mackintosh, Dave  Martin, Pete Read, and
Marianne Reid

PS - This weekend is your LAST CHANCE to buy tickets to the fundraising
dinner, with guest speaker Bobby Harrison discussing the rediscovery of the
IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER.  Tickets are $50 / person (a $25 tax receipt will
be issued) call the Friends at 519-326-6173 or email fopp at mnsi.net to
reserve your space.

Point Pelee National Park of Canada and the Friends of Point Pelee bring
you the Festival of Birds 2006 from April 29 - May 22.  The Friends of
Point Pelee offer daily birding hikes, including evening hikes from
Wednesday to Sunday, May 6 - 22.  Quest Nature Tours and Bushnell
Performance Optics sponsor County Bus tours on May 6 & 13.  Second Annual
Fundraising Dinner on May 12, with guest speaker Bobby Harrison, on the
Ivory-billed Woodpecker.  Visit www.pc.gc.ca/pelee or email fopp at mnsi.net
for more information.

Janice Sarkis
General Manager, Friends of Point Pelee
Phone (519) 326-6173
Fax (519) 326-7925
fopp at mnsi.net

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