[Ontbirds] Toronto - Whimbrel Watch - Col. Sam. Smith Park - 23 May

waynerenaud1951 at aol.com waynerenaud1951 at aol.com
Mon May 23 16:24:50 EDT 2011

59 Whimbrel were counted by Don Barnett, Wayne Renaud, Jean Iron and many others at the Park between 4:15 am and 12:30 Eastern  Daylight Saving Time. This day 5 of the Whimbrel Watch.  Also seen were 3 flocks of Black Bellied Plover totalling 21; one flock of 14 Dunlin and 14 flocks of Calidris sandpipers totaling approximately 239.  The Least Bittern and Common Moorhen also continue to be seen.

The migration progress of individual Whimbrels with satellite transmitters can be followed on 'tracking at seaturtle.org'

Directions: 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.

Wayne Renaud (289-828-0043)

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