[Ontbirds] Pelee Island Bird Report May 8th

peleeisland museum pimuseum at hotmail.com
Sat May 8 22:12:12 EDT 2010

Hey Birders,


Weather was overall quite poor throughout the island. Strong west winds kept most birds hunkered down. That being said some interesting species were seen. The female Blue Grosbeak found yesterday at Sheridan's Point was seen throughout the day in the same spot. Finding the grosbeak took some patience but most were able to see the bird.


An adult Laughing Gull was seen at the tip of Fish Point first thing this morning. The bird was only seen from 6-6:30am before it flew into the wind (west). 


An adult male Summer Tanager was reported from Lighthouse Point, right at the Lighthouse.


Thousands of swallows were taking advantage of the calmer conditions on east side of the island.


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 

"pimuseum" <pimuseum at hotmail.com>

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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