[Ontbirds] Algonquin Park - Le Conte's Sparrow, Great Gray Owl

Lev Frid lev.frid at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 17:25:12 EDT 2012

Hello Birders,

Just a quick update, as promised - yesterday a single LE CONTE'S SPARROW
was observed by some of the staff at Lake Travers Marsh on the East Side of
the Park. The sparrow in a wetland midway along the south shore, where a
small creek empties into the lake. This is a reliable site for this bird
along with Nelson's Sparrow earlier in the year.

Rubber boots are a necessity if you're going to be looking for it. Also
present was a small flock of WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and two RED-NECKED GREBES.
Keep in mind this is not on HW 60 and is quite a distance away from the
Visitor Centre.

The GREAT GRAY OWL along HW 60 is still showing very irregularly but almost
daily from km 21-23. It was at km 22 yesterday.

There are pictures of the sparrow, owl and some other birds here:

Watch for the more detailed report on Algonquin's avian goings-on this

To get to Lake Travers, Turn south off Highway 17 onto Doran Road (Rd 26).
Then take an immediate right onto Barron Canyon/Achray Road. Follow for 77
km to Lake Travers.

The Visitor Centre at km 43 of Highway 60 is open daily until October 28,
2012, and then weekends and holidays for the winter (see the Events
Calendar for more details). At the centre you can find recent bird
sightings, information, and helpful Park Staff to assist your birding

Please send us any bird sightings you’ve had in the park, even of common
birds, as we continue to monitor the autumn migration.

You can also get directions to the locations, as well as updates and info
about other park events at *www.algonquinpark.on.ca*

Good Birding,

Lev Frid

Algonquin Park, ON
lev.frid at gmail.com

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