[Ontbirds]Pelee Island Yellow-breasted Chat, Virgina Rail...

peleeisland museum pimuseum at hotmail.com
Mon May 5 18:59:43 EDT 2008


The bulk of migrants have not yet arrived.  However, there were some new arrivals today including a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (banded by PIBO) and a VIRGINIA RAIL at Lighthouse Point. A cooperative CAPE MAY WARBLER and SCARLET TANAGER was enjoyed by some observers at Fox Pond.   
A mixture of spring migrants at Lighthouse point included AMERICAN REDSTART and MAGNOLIA WARBLER. Pelee Island Heritage Centre West Dock, Pelee Island, Ontario, N0R 1M0(519) 724-2291 "pimuseum" <pimuseum at hotmail.com>------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ There will be daily bird hikes on Pelee Island from May 1 until May 20 inclusive. Cost is $5.00. Meet at the Fish Point parking lot at 9 a.m. Check into the Heritage Centre for details on best birding areas and current rarities. The Heritage Centre is open from 10 am - 5 pm daily. The foyer contains a 'sightings board' listing May bird sightings (open 24 hours). Lighthouse Point is on the NE corner of the island, Sheridan Point on the NW corner, Mill Point on the SE corner, and Fish Point on the SW corner, due south of the West Dock. Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO) continues its daily banding and censusoperation. Visitors are welcome. For more information about PIBO please visit: www.pibo.ca or call 519-724-2829. Pelee Island can be reached by ferry leaving Leamington several times daily. For times and reservations, call 1-800-661-2220. The Seventh Annual Pelee Island Bird Race will take place from noon Friday, May 9, to noon, Saturday, May 10. Special guest birder is BRIDGET STUTCHBURY, author of "Silence of the Songbirds." The Springsong Celebration continues Saturday evening with a 'Talk and Dinner' featuring VINCENT LAM with an introduction by Margaret Atwood. The Bird Race is 'All-Green,' i.e. bicycle or pedestrian travel. All teams welcome! Contact the Heritage Centre for details. 
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