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