[Ontbirds]Pelee Island bird report for May10th

peleeisland museum pimuseum at hotmail.com
Sat May 10 15:29:26 EDT 2008


The 7th annual Botham Cup "green" Bird Race was held today.  Seven teams competed observing a total of 142 species.  Highlights include a Summer Tanager and "Lawrences" Warbler at Sheridan Point.  Two Iceland Gulls and a Willet were seen at the tip of Fish Point this morning.  Other interesting sightings include a Worm-eating Warbler on Stone Road and a Yellow-throated Vireo off East-west Road.  A Sedge Wren continues to call off Stone Road.   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 per person. 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 Springsong Celebration continues Saturday evening with a 'Talk and Dinner' featuring VINCENT LAM with an introduction by Margaret Atwood.    
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