[Ontbirds] Worm-eating Warbler - Voyageur Prov. Park east of Hawkesbury

Christina Lewis hagenius at primus.ca
Wed Jul 26 17:27:01 EDT 2006


Hello Ontbirds people,

Yesterday 25 July, I received a message to the Ottawa Bird Status Line from
Gillian Marston re: a very interesting observation she had on 23 July. I
spoke with Gillian today, and received more information.  With her
permission, I am posting the following:

On the morning of 23 July, at Voyageur Provincial Park (eastern Ontario,
along the Ottawa River, immediately west of the Ontario / Quebec border),
Gillian had very good looks at an adult WORM-EATING WARBLER, foraging for
insect larvae in a scrubby tree.  She stated that she know this was unusual,
but was not aware of its status as a rarity in eastern Ontario until she
returned home after the weekend. The location of the bird was the Portage
campground, at the back of the camping area, in a brushy wooded area by an
old (disused) equestrian centre.

Unfortunately she was not able to obtain photographs, but she notified Park
Staff about this sighting, and would be very interested to know if this bird
was seen by others, or if it is seen again. She can be contacted at her home
phone # 613-825-7248, or by e-mail at marstong at cyberus.ca  I would also
appreciate comments or any further sightings.  As far as I know, this is the
farthest NE record of this species in eastern Ontario, and a 1st record for
July. I can be contacted at hagenius at primus.ca

DIRECTIONS TO VOYAGEUR PROVINCIAL PARK:

>From Ottawa, take Hwy 417 east to exit #5, then north on Hwy 4 to the Park
entrance. A map of the Park's trails and campgrounds should be available at
the Park office.

Good birds to all!
Chris Lewis
Ottawa
hagenius at primus.ca





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