[Ontbirds] Nonquon Lagoons - July 25

Geoff Carpentier geoff.carpentier at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 23:06:19 EDT 2013

I worked the lagoons today and found a few interesting things:

Spotted Sandpiper - 11
Killdeer - 21
Lesser Yellowlegs - 16
Least Sandpiper - 7
Semipalmated Sandpiper  - 1
Black Tern - 72
Bonaparte's Gull - 2 (adults)
Osprey - 3 (adult + 2 yg.)
Trumpeter Swan - 4 (2 adults + 2 yg.)
Lesser Scaup - 2
American Wigeon - 1
Wood Duck - 10 (female with 8 small yg. and one other single bird)
Marsh Wren - 2

Permits must be purchased in advance of entering the lagoons. They cost $10.00.

The permits may be purchased at the Durham Region Transfer Site located at 
1623 Reach Rd, Port Perry during the following business hours .... Tuesday, 
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 
8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To get to the transfer station, travel north on Hwy 12 
past Port Perry [Hwy 7A] to the next traffic lights [Regional Road 8 Reach 
Rd.] and travel east to #1623 on the north side of the road.

The lagoons are located one road north of the transfer site on Concession 
Rd. 8 [don't get confused as, despite the fact that these roads are both 
numbered "8", hey are two different roads - one is a regional paved road, 
the other a dirt concession road.]. Access to the lagoons is from the east 
end of Conc. 8 only as the bridge is out west of the lagoons.

Geoff Carpentier

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