[Ontbirds] Huron Fringe Birding Festival - Species List - Port Elgin

Fred & Beth Jazvac jazvacfb at bmts.com
Thu Jun 6 22:37:32 EDT 2013


The Huron Fringe Birding Festival has just finished its sixteenth  
year.  Here is a compilation and summary of the birds seen at the  
festival this year.  The festival runs for eight days over 2 four day,  
long weekends on May 24 to May 27 and May 30 to June 2, 2013.  The  
number appearing after the bird species name designates the number of  
days the species was seen on our hikes. Please understand that our  
hikes cover most of Bruce County and some of the areas where the  
species were seen were not covered everyday.

We have about 80 hikes going out during the festival covering many  
nature interests. Most of these are bird hikes.

Next year's events are announced on February 1, 2014 and you can  
register over the internet. Register early. Some of our hikes fill  
quickly. Our orchid hike to Flower Pot Island,  a boat trip, was  
filled by noon hour on the first registration day and some of our bird  
hikes were full after 2 weeks.  We keep our hikes small.  Twenty for  
birding hikes, twelve for wild flower hikes and for some of our hikes  
we allow only eight people. Our prices are very low if you take the  
weekend packages.  We have some very generous corporate sponsors that  
enable us to do this.

The Huron Fringe Birding Festival is based out of MacGregor Point  
Provincial Park near Port Elgin, Ontarip.

184 species were seen during the festival.
	
	• Common Loon (COLO) -3 days seen
	• Pied-billed Grebe (PBGR) -6
	• Horned Grebe (HOGR)- 1
	• Double-crested Cormorant (DCCO) -8
	• American Bittern (AMBI) -3
	. Least Bittern (LEBI) -4
	• Great Blue Heron (GBHE) -7
	• Great Egret (GREG) - 6
	• Green Heron (GRHE) -5
	• American Coot (AMCO) -5
	• Virginia Rail (VIRA) -4
	• Sora (SORA) -4
	• Ruffed Grouse (RUGR) - 7
	• Wild Turkey (WITU) - 7
	• Sandhill Crane (SACR) -5
	• Black-crowned Night-Heron (BCNH) -1
	• Canada Goose -(CANG) - 8
	• Wood Duck (WODU) -6
	• Mallard (MALL) -8
	• Gadwall (GADW) -1
	• American Wigeon (AMWI) -1
	• Northern Shoveler (NOSH) -2
	• Blue-winged Teal (BWTE) -2
	• Redhead (REDH) - 1
	• Greater Scaup (GRSC) -1
	• Lesser Scaup (LESC) - 1
	• Ring-necked Duck (RNDU) -2
	• White-winged Scoter (WWSC) -1
	• Common Goldeneye (COGO) -1
	• Hooded Merganser (HOME) -3
	• Common Merganser (COME) - 5
	• Red-breasted Merganser (RBME) -6
	• Ruddy Duck (RUDU) - 2
	• Turkey Vulture (TUVU) - 8
	• Northern Harrier (NOHA) -3
	• Sharp-shinned Hawk (SSHA) - 1
	• Cooper's Hawk (COHA)- 1
	• Red-shouldered Hawk (RSHA) -1
	• Broad-winged Hawk (BWHA) -4
	• Red-tailed Hawk (RTHA) -6
	• Bald Eagle (BAEA) -5
	• Osprey (OSPR -4
	• Merlin (MERL) -7
	• American Kestrel (AMKE) -2
	• Great Horned Owl (GHOW) -2
	• Eastern Screech Owl (ESOW) -1
	• Common Nighthawk (CONI) -5
	• Mourning Dove (MODO) -8
	• Rock Pigeon (ROPI) -4
	• Black-billed Cuckoo (BBCU) -6
	• Black-bellied Plover (BBPL) -2
	• Semipalmated Plover (SEPL) -2
	• Killdeer (KILL) -7
	• Spotted Sandpiper (SPSA) -6
	• Upland Sandpiper (UPSA) -3
	. Ruddy Turnstone (RUTU) -4
	• Dunlin (DUNL) -3
	• Semipalmated Sandpiper (SESA) - 2
	• Least Sandpiper (LESA) -1
	. Long-billed Dowitcher -(LBDO) -1
	• American Woodcock (AMWO) - 5
	• Wison's Snipe (WISN) - 5
	. Wilson's Phalarope (WIPH) -1
	• Bonaparte's Gull (BOGU) -1
	• Ring-billed Gull (RBGU) -8
	• Herring Gull (HEGU) - 8
	• Caspian Tern (CATE) -3
	• Common Tern (COTE) -5
	• Black Tern (BLTE) -3
	• Belted Kingfisher (BEKI) -5
	• Red-headed Woodpecker (RHWO) -1
	• Red-bellied Woodpecker (RBWO) -3
	• Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (YBSA) -5
	• Downy Woodpecker (DOWO) -7
	• Hairy Woodpecker (HAWO)  - 5
	• Northern Flicker (NOFL) -8
	• Pileated Woodpecker (PIWO) -5
	• Blue Jay (BLJA) - 8
	• Common Raven (CORA) - 8
	• American Crow (AMCR) - 8
	• Chimney Swift (CHSW) - 3
	• Ruby-throated Hummingbird (RTHU) - 8
	• Purple Martin (PUMA) - 1
	• N Rough-winged Swallow (NRWS) - 4
	• Bank Swallow (BANS) - 4
	• Tree Swallow (TRES) - 8
	• Cliff Swallow ( CLSW) - 7
	• Barn Swallow (BARS) - 8
	• Olive-sided Flycatcher (OSFL) -3
	• Eastern Wood-Pewee (EAWP) -6
	• Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (YBFL) - 1
	• Willow Flycatcher (WIFL) - 3
	• Alder Flycatcher ALFL) -4
	• Least Flycatcher (LEFL) -8
	• Eastern Phoebe (EAPH) - 8
	• Great Crested Flycatcher (GCFL) -8
	• Eastern Kingbird (EAKI) - 8
	• Gray Catbird (GRCA) - 8
	• Eastern Bluebird (EABL) - 8
	• American Robin (AMRO) - 8
	• Veery (VEER)- 7
	• Wood Thrush (WOTH) - 7
	•  Swainson's Thrush (SWTH) - 1
	• Gray-cheeked Thrush (GCTH) - 1
	• Hermit Thrush (HETH) - 2
	• Brown Thrasher (BRTH) - 8
	• Cedar Waxwing (CEDW) - 6
	• Black-capped Chickadee (BCCH) - 8
	. Tufted Titmouse (TUTI) - 1
	• Red-breasted Nuthatch (RBNU) - 7
	• White-breasted Nuthatch (WBNU) - 2
	• Brown Creeper (BRCR) - 3
	• Carolina Wren (CARW) - 2
	• House Wren (HOWR) - 8
	• Winter Wren (WIWR) - 8
	• Marsh Wren (MAWR) - 2
	• Golden-crowned Kinglet (GCKI) -1
	• Ruby-crowned Kinglet (RCKI) -1
	• Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (BGGN) - 5
	• Red-eyed Vireo (REVI) - 8
	• Warbling Vireo (WAVI) -8
	•  Philadelphia Vireo (PHVI) -2
	• Yellow-throated Vireo (YTVI) -2
	• Blue-headed Vireo (BHVI) -2
	. Northern Parula (NOPA) -1
	• Blue-winged Warbler (BWWA) -7
	• Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) - 8
	• Nashville Warbler (NAWA) - 4
	• Yellow Warbler (YWAR) - 8
	• Chestnut-sided Warbler (CSWA) - 7
	• Magnolia Warbler (MAWA) -6
	• Cape May Warbler (CMWA) -1
	• Black-throated Blue (BTBW) -5
	. Cerulean Warbler (CERW) - 2
	• Blackburnian Warbler (BLBW) - 6
	• Yellow-rumped Warbler (YRWA) - 7
	• Black-throated Green (BTNW) - 8
	• Pine Warbler (PIWA)- 4
	• Palm Warbler (PAWA) - 5
	• Bay-breasted Warbler (BBWA) -3
	• Blackpoll Warbler (BLPW) -2
	• Black-and-white Warbler (BAWW) - 8
	• American Redstart (AMRE) - 8
	• Ovenbird (OVEN) - 8
	• Northern Waterthrush (NOWA) - 8
	• Mourning Warbler (MOWA) - 7
	• Common Yellowthroat (COYE) - 8
	• Wilson's Warbler (WIWA) - 3
	• Canada Warbler (CAWA) - 4
	• Hooded Warbler (HOWA) - 1
	. Yellow-breasted Chat - 1
	• Horned Lark (HOLA) - 5
	• American Pipit (AMPI) - 1
	• Eastern Towhee (EATO) - 6
	• Field Sparrow (FISP) - 7
	• Clay-coloured Sparrow (CCSP) - 2
	• Chipping Sparrow (CHSP) - 8
	• Savannah Sparrow (SAVS) - 8
	• Vesper Sparrow (VESP) - 1
	• White-throated Sparrow (WTSP) - 8
	• White-crowned Sparrow WCSP) - 1
	• Grasshopper Sparrow (GRSP) - 2
	• Fox Sparrow (FOSP) - 1
	• Song Sparrow (SOSP) - 8
	• Lincoln's Sparrow (LISP) - 1
	• Swamp Sparrow (SWSP) - 8
	• House Sparrow (HOSP) -4
	• Purple Finch (PUFI) - 4
	• House Finch (HOFI) -1
	• Red Crossbill - 1
	• Pine Siskin (PISI) -4
	• American Goldfinch (AMGO) - 8
	• Northern Cardinal (NOCA) - 8
	• Rose-breasted Grosbeak (RBGR) -8
	• Indigo Bunting (INBU) - 8
	• Scarlet Tanager (SCTA) - 8
	• Baltimore Oriole (BAOR) - 8
	• European Starling (EUST) - 8
	• Eastern Meadowlark (EAME) -8
	• Bobolink (BOBO) - 8
	• Brown-headed Cowbird (BHCO) - 8
	• Red-winged Blackbird (RWBL) - 8
	• Brewer's Blackbird (BRBL) - 3
	• Common Grackle (COGR) - 8

Number of species seen - 184

Bruce and Grey Counties are a natural paradise.  They contain 48  
species of orchids and 50 species of ferns accounting  for two thirds  
of Ontario's totals.  There are at least 78 species of butterflies  in  
our area. A local expert claims that there are 19 species of warblers  
nesting here and perhaps the most nesting birds in Southern Ontario

Take care,

Fred Jazvac,
Southampton, Ontario

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