[Ontbirds]Port Perry lagoons - shorebirds

Geoff - Birds avocet at rogers.com
Mon Aug 13 12:18:47 EDT 2007

Terrie Smith and I did the trek to Port Perry lagoons today August 13th... the two western most were down, the others were at full capacity.

Black Tern - 4 juvenile
Bonaparte's Gulls - 300+ all age groups
Osprey - 3 - 2 adults one + young

shorebirds were very flighty due to works staff driving around the site, so aging was a bit problematic

Lesser Yellowlegs - 209 - mostly juveniles [ 5-10 adults]
Greater Yellowlegs 12 [4 adults]
Pectoral Sandpiper - all appeared juvenile
Spotted Sandpiper - 3
Semi-palmated sandpiper -1 juvenile
Least Sandpiper - 98 - mostly juvenile
Solitary Sandpiper - 3 adult
Killdeer - 10
Semi-palmated Plover - 3 [2 adult + 1 juvenile]
Wilson's Snipe - 2 

Remember your permit ... Permits must be purchased in advance of entering the lagoons. They cost $5.00 as they did last year.

The permits may be purchased at the Durham Region Transfer Site located at 1623 Reach Rd, Port Perry during the following business hours .... Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To get to the transfer station, travel north on Hwy 12 past Port Perry [Hwy 7A] to the next traffic lights [Regional Road 8 = Reach Rd.] and travel east to #1623 on the north side of the road.

The lagoons are located one road north of the transfer site east off Hwy 12 on Concession Rd. 8 [don't get confused as, despite the fact that these roads are both numbered "8", they are two different roads - one is a regional paved road, the other a dirt concession road.]

Geoff Carpentier
Ajax, Ontario

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