[Ontbirds]Yellow Rail - Long Point Provincial Park, Sedge Wren No
mike.d.boyd at gmail.com
Thu May 24 12:28:58 EDT 2007
Dear Fellow Birders,
This morning I found a Yellow Rail calling in Long Point Provincial Park. It
was heard calling around 7:10am, however I briefly checked again around
9:30am and had no luck, this evening may be a better bet. A check on the
Sedge Wren mid-morning did not turn it up, so it may have moved on.
Exit the 401 at Hwy 59 near Woodstock and follow it south down to Lake Erie.
The provincial park is at the end of Hwy 59. Once you are in the park follow
the road as it winds along the marsh on the north side. As you get towards
the back of the main camping area there is a concrete monument on the north
side of the road, and about 10m to the west of it there is a mowed path
leading into the marsh. Follow this about 250m out into the marsh.
Eventually you will see cattails paralleling the path on the east side and
the bird was heard near tire tracks that go into the cattails, there is also
orange flagging tape on the path near this location.
Port Rowan, Ontario
On 5/23/07, Mike Boyd <mike.d.boyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Fellow Birders,
> This morning I found a Sedge Wren singing in Long Point Provincial Park at
> the 'traditional' location for them here. I originally found him singing
> around 6:10am and was last heard around 10:40am. A Least Bittern was also
> heard here this morning.
> The Bird Studies Canada ponds have also been good lately with a
> White-rumped Sandpiper yesterday and a Wilson's Phalarope the day before.
> Exit the 401 at Hwy 59 near Woodstock and follow it south down to Lake
> Erie. The BSC ponds are just east of the intersection with Front Rd, before
> you cross the causeway. The provincial park is at the end of Hwy 59. Once
> you are in the park follow the road as it winds along the marsh past the
> boat launch. On the north side of the road there will be two large ponds
> that have a grass path mowed around them, the bird was singing in the grassy
> field to the east of these ponds.
> Mike Boyd
> Port Rowan, Ontario
Long Point Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Fund
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