[Ontbirds] Prince Edward County Birding Festival: Day 6

Terry Sprague tsprague at kos.net
Thu May 19 21:45:11 EDT 2011


Finally, things picked up today at both Prince Edward Point and the Point 
Traverse Woods with migrants absolutely everywhere. Among the more 
noteworthy were YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, OLIVE-SIDED 
FLYCATCHER. The trees were full of close to 20 species of warblers and other 
birds. Other highlights were SCARLET TANAGERS, many BALTIMORE ORIOLES, 
PHILADELPHIA VIREOS,  GREAT CRESTED and LEAST FLYCATCHERS, EASTERN TOWHEES, 
FIELD SPARROWS. Offshore in very calm waters, compared to the crashing 
rollers of earlier this week, were WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, COMMON MERGANSERS, 
and LONG-TAILED DUCKS.

The Birding Festival continues through the Victoria Day weekend. Details at 
www.peptbo.ca  . Bird-friendly shade-grown coffee available in the 
Hospitality Tent.  Guided bird walks every morning at 8:00 a.m. beginning 
just west of the Point Traverse corner.

DIRECTIONS: On Main Street, at the far east end of Picton, turn down the big 
hill (Bridge Street) and turn immediately right at the bottom of the hill 
onto Union Street (across from harbour). Follow Union Street out of Picton 
(becomes County Road 8) for 2.5 km, and at the junction in the highway, 
follow County Road 17. Take County Road 17 for 6.5 km and look for the Black 
River Cheese sign, and turn left onto County Road 16 and follow for 1 km to 
the Stop sign at County Road 13. Follow County Road 13 past Black River 
Cheese for 23.6 km to the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area.  Total 
Driving Distance from Picton:  33.6 km


Terry Sprague
tsprague at kos.net
www.naturestuff.net






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