[Ontbirds] Pelee Island May 17th

peleeisland museum pimuseum at hotmail.com
Tue May 17 20:59:13 EDT 2011


Hey Birders,
 
Another warm sunny day....well not quite, actually kind of cool and wet, but it'll be warming up, with winds coming from the south shortly, bringing the next wave of birds. Nothing really new today, but still some decent birds around.
 
Here are the highlights....
 
Acadian Flycatcher - 2 birds at Fish Point in the banding area
Louisiana Waterthrush - 1 bird at Fish Point
Prothonotary Warbler - same birds in the swamp at Fish Point still present
 
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 first-year birds at Fish Point and 1 in the fields near Scudder
Herring X Great Black-backed Gull - 1 sub adult seen early this am before taking off
 
Number of species seen on the island since April 25th: 218
 
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. 
 		 	   		  


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