[Ontbirds] Pelee Island Bird Report May 9th

peleeisland museum pimuseum at hotmail.com
Sun May 9 21:25:10 EDT 2010


Hey Birders,

 

Today there was a fair bit of activity throughout the island. The female Blue Grosbeak continues at Sheridan's Point. This is the 3rd day it has been seen. Patience is required to see this bird, but it does give good looks. 

 

A brilliant adult male Summer Tanager was seen just after 1pm today at Middle Woods. This is the 2nd adult male in as many days on the island.  

 

Good numbers of warblers were seen across the island, including several Canada's. Yellow-rumps, Yellow's and Nashville's are still by far the most abundant warbler species, leaving ample time for peak numbers of other warbler species to arrive. An early Olive-sided Flycatcher as well as a Yellow-throated Vireo were seen along the East-West Road, near Stone Road. A Prothonotary Warbler was reported from Lighthouse Point last evening.   

 

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 

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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 
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 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 
Dinner'. 

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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