[Ontbirds] Point Pelee Migration Update - May 18, 2011

Friends of Point Pelee info at friendsofpointpelee.com
Wed May 18 12:02:45 EDT 2011

Friends of Point Pelee provide guided birding hikes throughout the Festival
of Birds at Point Pelee National Park of Canada. Proceeds from hikes support
the Friends of Point Pelee and Point Pelee National Park. This submitted
report is a service of the Friends of Point Pelee Hike Leaders.

Point Pelee National Park Migration Update for: MAY 18, 2011

Breezy Northeast winds again today, overcast and cool in the Park, but
none-the-less a number of birds throughout the Park. Many are down low again
today, foraging for what little food some of them seem to be getting.

Huge news from the Tip as a Herring-type gull with yellowish orange legs and
feet was standing on the sand at 7 am. There is still debate over whether it
is a Caspian or Yellow-legged Gull. Last reported off the Sparrow Field
about 10:30 am.

We are not aware of flybys of waterfowl etc. as most observers were watching
the gull.

In the woods near the Tip people noted Scarlet Tanager, Philadelphia Vireo
and Blue-winged Warbler among other species. At the north end of the Tip
loop trail a Western Hermit Thrush.

Tilden Woods held a number of species of warbler, including Mourning,
Wilson’s and also Philadelphia Vireo, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and
Red-headed Woodpecker were seen.

Just north of those woods on Chinquapin Trail, an Olive-sided Flycatcher was
reported.And near the intersection of the Centennial Bike Path and Tilden
Trail, a nighthawk was perched in a large Walnut. There was also one perched
just west of entrance to Tilden Trail along the Shuster Trail.

Along the West Beach Trail an Orange-crowned Warbler was located.The
Prothonotary Warbler was seen near the southern bridge on Woodland Nature
Trail, and at least two Blue-winged Warblers were noted on that trail as

Outside the Park:
No word of the Marbled Godwit seen just outside the Park along the E
Concession yet.

Good Birding,

Hike Leaders: PETE, Karl, Todd, Justin, Marianne, John, Ellen, Alvan and


Point Pelee National Park of Canada and Friends of Point Pelee

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