[Ontbirds] NO Acadian Flycatcher - Bayview Village, Toronto

John Stirrat john.stirrat at sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 25 11:47:02 EDT 2009


I failed to relocate the Acadian Flycatcher this morning. 
I was in the area described by Karl Konze around 9:30 to 10:15am so it may be quiet at that time of the morning.

Should you choose to try for the bird, please heed Karl's request not to disturb or harass the bird.

***PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB OR HARASS THIS ENDANGERED SPECIES. While it  
is likely that it will not end up breeding successfully, do not help  
ensure that this becomes a reality. Behave responsibly. Please give it  
ample space, keep quiet and move about slowly. Do not entice it out by  
broadcasting its song. To see ABA's Code of Ethics, check out the  
following link.  http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html ***

Here are the directions from Karl's earlier posting:

Newtonbrook Creek is located in the Bayview Village area of Toronto,  
north of Sheppard Avenue E. and between Leslie St. and Bayview Avenue.  
The creek drains SE into the east branch of the Don River. From  
Sheppard Avenue, drive north along Burbank Dr. to Forest Grove Dr. You  
will probably need to park somewhere in this vicinity. From where  
Forest Grove Dr. crosses the valley (just east of Burbank Dr.) walk SE  
along the public path for approximately 740 m. The bird was singing  
across the creek to the right. For those with GPS units, the  
coordinates are: 43.77881421 latitude and -79.3729096 longitude  
(decimal degrees). UTM coordinates in NAD83 are: 630935 E, 4848593 N.   
Of course there are other ways of accessing this location from within  
the park system. For those coming along the path from the SE  
direction, the location is about 200 m past the bridge that crosses  
the east branch of the Don River.

John Stirrat
Scarborough


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