[Ontbirds] Pelee Island Bird Report May 7th

peleeisland museum pimuseum at hotmail.com
Fri May 7 22:42:02 EDT 2010

Hey Birders,


Today was pretty good, especially considering the weather conditions. Cooler winds from the East brought a few good birds. The highlight was a female BLUE GROSBEAK at Sheridan's Point. It was found at 1pm, first seen by Richard and Felicity Pope and was last seen at 8:30pm in virtually the same location - 100m north of the Pelee Club on Sheridan Point Road. The bird was particularly easy to see as it fed alongside the road. 


At approximately 7:15am a Dickcissel flew south off the tip of Fish Point this morning. It was seen by Ken Burrell, Richard Pope and Paul Eagles calling repeatedly as it flew close to shore. 


Other interesting species seen included 2 White-eyed Vireo's (1 banded at Fish Point and 1 at the Winery) and a Yellow-breasted Chat, also at the Winery. There was a good selection of warblers present at Fish Point on the west side, out of the wind.


Some interesting firsts of the year; Orange-crowned Warbler and Traill's Flycatcher.


Whip-poor Will's are regularly being heard from the Municipal Campground and along the East-West Road between the lake and Stone Road. 
Good Birding,
Ken Burrell 


Pelee Island Heritage Centre West Dock, Pelee Island, Ontario, N0R 1M0(519) 724-2291 

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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 


Pelee Island can be reached by ferry leaving Leamington several times daily. For times and 

reservations, call 1-800-661-2220. 

The Eighth Annual Pelee Island Bird Race will take place from noon Friday, May 7, to noon, 

Saturday, May 8. The Springsong Celebration continues Saturday evening with a 'Talk and 


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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