[Ontbirds] Toronto - Whimbrel Watch - Col. Sam Smith Park - May 22

Howard Shapiro hprw2006-hawks at yahoo.ca
Mon May 23 10:02:12 EDT 2011


Sunday, May 22, 2011


The Whimbrel Migration Count at Col. Samuel Smith Park in Toronto,  recorded 306 
Whimbrel today, May 22. Medium fog and scattered showers  persisted all day. 
Migrations count numbers should build up to peak  counts expected on May 24 and 
25.  Observers today were Wayne Renaud,  Jean Iron and Don Barnett 




The migration progress of some individual Whimbrel can be followed on:

http://wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?project_id=369

Col.  Sam Smith Park is located at the south end of Kipling Avenue, below  
Lakeshore Road. The Park is an artificial land-fill immediately south of  the 
Humber College campus.  Parking free of charge is at Student's  Parking Lot at 
the south end of the Park.

The Toronto Ornithological Club is again co-operating with the Center for 
Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary/Virginia Commonwealth 
University, in monitoring the Whimbrel migration observed during the period of 
May 19 to May 30 at Col. Sam Smith Park in Toronto.Daily observations are 
conducted during that time period at the South Peninsula of the Park at 
co-ordinate location    17624795E and 4833443N. Peak migration dates are May 24 
and 25  with peak hours expected at 06:00 and 08:00 EDST.



Howard Shapiro



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