[Ontbirds] Friends of Point Pelee Report May 6 Mississippi Kite, Prothonotaryand others

Janice.Sarkis at pc.gc.ca Janice.Sarkis at pc.gc.ca
Tue May 6 12:08:44 EDT 2008

Friends of Point Pelee provides daily updates of sightings within Point
Pelee National Park during the Festival of Birds May 3 through May 19, 2008

Once again a good night for migration flights.  A few new arrivals were
noted, and a few lingering species sighted. Not a large quantity of birds
were seen but a number of good species was noted.

Mississippi Kite
A Mississippi Kite has been seen twice during the morning, along the west
beach near the half-way point to the tip, and again crossing over the
Woodland Nature Trail, both times heading north towards the Visitor Centre.

At the tip
All three scoters were seen offshore, as well as a late Common Goldeneye.
Just south of the display at the tram loop, White-eyed Vireo, a female
Cerulean Warbler, a Brewster's Warbler, a Blue-winged Warbler, and a Sedge

On the Woodland Nature Trail
At the first bridge south (east of post 16) there were two male
Prothonotary Warblers.

At the Marsh Boardwalk
A Sandhill Crane flew over the marsh at the Marsh Boardwalk this morning.
Yesterday a Black Tern was spotted late in the day.

Tilden Woods
A Louisiana Waterthrush was noted near the boardwalk.
A Kentucky Warbler and a Golden-winged Warbler were seen at the north-west
end of Tilden.

West Beach trail
Besides the Mississippi Kite, a Grasshopper Sparrow and a Philadelphia
Vireo were reported from along the trail not too far north of the tram loop
at the tip.

Good Birding,
Hike Leaders, Pete, Ross, Dave, Karl, Justin, Kim

Join us at the 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner
Friday May 9th, 2008 @5:30 PM
Pelee Days Inn- $60 per person ($25 tax receipt)
Reservations can be made at www.friendsofpointpelee.com
To help our environmental impact...this is a ticketless event!
Presentation: "Coming Home: Return of Western Lake Erie's & Detroit River's
Charismatic Megafauna" Discussing the re-establishment of birds and other
wildlife to this area.
by  Dr. John Hartig - Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Janice Rogers, General Manager

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