[Ontbirds]Ottawa/Gatineau 10Sep06... Western Sandpiper, Connecticut Warbler, Great Egret, Caspian Tern

Gordon Pringle parula at magma.ca
Tue Sep 12 11:42:09 EDT 2006


- RBA

* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 10 September 2006
* ONOT0609.10

- Birds mentioned

GREAT EGRET
Redhead
Sanderling
WESTERN SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
CASPIAN TERN
Eastern Screech-Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Eastern Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Rusty Blackbird

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 10 September 2006
number: 613-860-9000
for the status line : press 2
for rare bird alerts: press 1
to report a sighting: press #
coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Can. Nat. Capital Reg.), E.Ont., W.Que.
compiler   : Chris Lewis  hagenius at primus.ca
transcriber: Chris Lewis  hagenius at primus.ca
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at magma.ca

OFNC BIRD STATUS LINE - SUN, SEP 10 2006 AT 9:20 PM

This is the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Clubs Bird's Status
Line at 9:20 pm on Sunday, September 10, 2006.  This is Bev
McBride reporting.

Warblers and other fall migrants are still moving through
the area in good numbers.

On September 9th two CASPIAN TERNS and three GREAT EGRETS
were seen from the Shirley's Bay causeway, along with
various shorebirds including Baird's, White-rumped and
Pectoral Sandpipers and Short-billed Dowitchers.

The Bioblitz in Larose Forest on September 9 uncovered 10
species of warbler including a CONNECTICUT WARBLER just off
the 6th Concession west of Bourget.

On the evening of September 7 an Eastern Screech-owl could
be heard in Forest Park, Embrun.

The Seedathon team, raising funds to stock the OFNC's bird
feeders, tallied 134 species on their count on September 4.
Highlights included a WESTERN SANDPIPER at Shirley's Bay,
five Redheads in the Ottawa River at Constance Bay, a
Sanderling along the Ottawa River at the west end of Andrew
Haydon Park and a very early Rusty Blackbird at the St.
Albert sewage lagoon.  Five Red-headed Woodpeckers were
present at Constance Bay in the Whistler St. old burn.
There was an Eastern Towhee in the Carp Hills along the
Thomas Dolan Parkway and 17 species of warblers in the
Shirley's Bay woods and Britannia woods.  Clay-coloured,
Field, Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrows were found in the old
field area near the international airport at Leitrim and
Bowesville Roads.

Remember that the Shirley's Bay causeway is on National
Defence property.  Birders must obtain permission to enter
by contacting range control at 991-5740.

Thank you, and good birding.

- End transcript



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