[Ontbirds] Point Pelee Migration Report - May 22, 2011

Friends of Point Pelee info at friendsofpointpelee.com
Sun May 22 11:47:23 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 22, 2011



A balmy day greeted birders in the Park this morning, following heavy
showers early this morning. The Tip area was active, notably with many
female warblers and first-year warbler males. A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was
heard singing and was seen just south of the Tip tram drop-off, as was a
singing MOURNING WARBLER. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and a YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER were also seen there. One SUMMER TANAGER – a bright red male –
was noted further south closer to the spit. ALDER FLYCATCHER was heard on
occasion and at least one PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen by many observers. A
female NORTHERN PARULA, a singing male CANADA WARBLER and 3-4 singing
WILSONs WARBLER were also noted. At the spit, a LITTLE GULL (unspecified
plumage), THAYERs GULL (unspecified plumage), and DICKCISSEL were seen.
Several passerines including INDIGO BUNTING milled about the spit.

Elsewhere in the Park, a HOODED WARBLER was seen along Post Woods Trail. Two
MOURNING WARBLERs were at the Shuster Trail. A male NORTHERN PARULA was seen
on Tilden Woods trail. A patchy (80 percent red) SUMMER TANAGER was along
the south part of the Woodland Nature Trail. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was on
the Botham Trail just south of the Visitor Centre.



Outside the Park:

 Yesterday evening at Hillman Marsh, birders spotted WHIMBREL (2), WESTERN
SANDPIPER (1), WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (2), and BAIRDs SANDPIPERS (2) along
with the numerous Dunlin.



 Good Birding,

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



FESTIVAL OF BIRDS APRIL 30, 2011 THROUGH MAY 23, 2011

Point Pelee National Park of Canada and Friends of Point Pelee



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