[Ontbirds] Prince Edward County Birding Festival: Day 9

Terry Sprague tsprague at kos.net
Sun May 22 20:50:57 EDT 2011


Birding wasn't quite as good as yesterday in the Point Traverse Woods, 
although AMERICAN REDSTARTS and TENNESSEE WARBLERS were still quite 
plentiful. Big find today was a singing WORM-EATING WARBLER  near the west 
end of the trail system on its south side. Other good birds included SCARLET 
TANAGER, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH and OVENBIRD. Small numbers of 
LONG-TAILED DUCKS  can still be seen and heard in Prince Edward Bay.

Thank you to those from New York, Ohio, Peterborough, Bancroft, Kingston, 
Ottawa and Toronto and beyond,  who braved the horrendous weather conditions 
earlier in the week. The Birding Festival continues through tomorrow. 
Details at www.peptbo.ca  . Bird-friendly shade-grown coffee available in 
the Hospitality Tent.  Last guided walk tomorrow 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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