[Ontbirds] Toronto - Whimbrel Watch - Col. Samuel Smith Park, Toronto - 28 May 2011

waynerenaud1951 at aol.com waynerenaud1951 at aol.com
Sat May 28 19:19:53 EDT 2011

In 8.5 hrs. of continuous observations we had a total of 79 (75 and 4) Whimbrel 
migrating through Col. Sam Smith Park in Toronto today, May 28. This brings our year to date total to 
2584 birds. We had reduced visibility due to dense to moderate fog for most of the watch.  There were massive number of cormorants moving back and forth through the watch.  Past and present tracking of 
Whimbrels with satellite transmitters can be accessed at 'http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/?project_id=369'.  

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. 

Wayne Renaud (289-828-0043)

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