[Ontbirds] Whimbrel at Presqu'ile

bill gilmour bill.gilmour at sympatico.ca
Mon May 23 13:36:55 EDT 2011

Greetings Ontbirders

Today at noon there were 50+ Whimbrel at Owen Pt. Also on the beach there were 3 Ruddy Turnstones, 6  Black-bellied Plovers, 30 Dunlin, 1 Red Knot, 30+ Semipalmated Sandpipers and smaller numbers of Least Sandpiper,Semipalmated Plovers, Killdeer and Spotted Sandpipers in smaller numbers.

Bill Gilmour

To reach Presqu'ile Provincial Park, follow the signs from Brighton. 
Locations within the Park are shown on a map at the back of a tabloid 
that is available at the Park gate. Access to the offshore islands is 
restricted at this time of year to prevent disturbance to the colonial 
nesting birds there. Birders are encouraged to record their observations 
on the bird sightings board provided near the campground office by The 
Friends of Presqu'ile Park and to fill out a rare bird report for 
species not listed there.


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