[Ontbirds]May 22 Point Pelee N. P. Migration Report

Janice.Sarkis at pc.gc.ca Janice.Sarkis at pc.gc.ca
Mon May 22 11:31:17 EDT 2006

This morning started sunny and cool with  NW winds of 20 km / hour.

Yesterday afternoon there were 14 Whimbrel fly by the Marsh Boardwalk

Also yesterday afternoon a  Stilt Sandpiper was seen in the Hillman
Shorebird cell .  Later in the evening there were several Whimbrel in the
same cell and on Mersea Road 1 there was an American Avocet splitting time
between a wet field and the South part of Hillman Marsh.

This morning birders on the boardwalk,  just  50 metres south of the Tip
washrooms, were treated to great looks of a singing Connecticut Warbler.
Photographers were also smiling.

At the Tip there was a single Red Knot in breeding plumage along with Ruddy
Turnstones and Dunlins.  There was also an immature Lesser Black-backed

Two Clay-coloured Sparrows, often seen together,  were located on the Tip
Trails.   Early estimates put the Warbler species count at 15+ on the Tip
Trails and on the East Side of the Tip.  These  warblers included
Blackburnian, Tennessee, Black-throated Blue, and many Magnolia.
Gray-cheeked Thrush were seen in the Tip Area and also on the East side of
the Visitor Centre Parking Lot.

There is no information from other areas in the Park as birders are taking
advantage of the experience in the Tip Area.

This is our last posting for the 2006  Festival of Birds.  However, for
anyone who has not yet visited the Park, there is excellent bird watching
still to be had.

Finally, we want to THANK all who have supported the efforts of the Friends
of Point Pelee during this year's  Festival of Birds.

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


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.  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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