[Ontbirds] Toronto - Whimbrel Watch - Col. Samuel Smith Park, Toronto - 25 May 2011

waynerenaud1951 at aol.com waynerenaud1951 at aol.com
Wed May 25 17:23:42 EDT 2011

In 10.5 hrs. of continuous observations we had a total of 534 Whimbrel 
migrating through Col. Sam Smith Park in Toronto today, May 25. There were 8 
groups ranging from 1 to 200 birds. This brings our year to date total to 
2511 birds.  Past and present tracking of 
Whimbrels with satellite transmitters can be accessed at 'http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/?project_id=369'.  

One other big highlight of the day was a Long-tailed Jaeger flying ahead of a loose flock of Ring-billed Gulls. White-winged Scoter flocks: 8, 13, 11 and 40. The total for Common Loon was 23.

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)

More information about the ONTBIRDS mailing list