[Ontbirds] Ottawa/Gatineau - 2 August 2012 - Recent Reports
robertcermak9 at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 2 21:24:32 EDT 2012
2 August 2012
Hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Phone number: 613-860-9000
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Coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Canada National Capital Region)
E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler & transcriber Bob Cermak robertcermak9 at hotmail.com or sightings at ofnc.ca
The south east cell of the St. Albert lagoons continues to host 150 to 250 shorebirds every day this past week. Aways present are;
GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST, SEMIPALMATED, PECTORAL, STILT, WHITE-RUMPED and SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, KILLDEER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and WILSON'S SNIPE. On July 31st there was a RUDDY TURNSTONE and from July 30th to August 1st an adult BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was present. On July 30th in the small middle east cell there were 2 SORA, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN, 1 VIRGINIA RAIL and numbers of COMMON GALLINULE.
Shirleys Bay continues to be active. Aways present are; LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST, SEMI-PALMATED and SPOTTED SANDPIPER and small numbers of SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and STILT SANDPIPER. On July 30th and 31st there were also 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, on July 31st there was 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and on July 28th a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was reported.
The Russell, Embrun and Casselman lagoons had very small numbers of shorebirds (other than KILLDEER and SPOTTED SANDPIPERS).
Other interesting sightings were;
- NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD continues in Carleton Place
- a family of 4 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS is present in Pakenham
- RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were seen above and below the Deschenes Rapids
- CAPE MAY WARBLER seen in Britannia woods on July 27th
- 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS and 1 2nd year LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at the Deschenes Rapids
Thanks to everyone who contributed bird observations - Good Birding!
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