[Ontbirds] Point Pelee National Park Migration Report for 11 May, 2014

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Sun May 11 12:11:55 EDT 2014

Point Pelee National Park Migration Report: Sunday, 11 May, 2014

Hello birders,

Though it has seemed a generally slow day overall, there have been a good number of excellent sightings.  

The 2 most notable birds this morning were a WESTERN KINGBIRD and a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (presumably the bird seen on Friday) that reverse-migrated off the Tip about 45 minutes apart from each other.  Others seen at the Tip include BAY-BREASTED, TENNESSEE and WILSON'S WARBLERS and several RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS.  An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER also showed well at the Tip before flying north.  A female SUMMER TANAGER was seen again just east of the Tip exhibit area where both YELLOW-THROATED and PHILADELPHIA VIREOS also foraged.  A male HOODED WARBLER showed along the seasonal footpath south of Sparrow Field. 

During a Friends of Point Pelee guided hike, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER gave excellent looks on the west beach just west of the Visitor Centre.

Woodland Nature Trail has been productive, with the best birds being an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER half-way along the western section and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO at the far southern section.

In nearly the same location where a male was seen yesterday, a female CERULEAN WARBLER fed high in the trees on the Chinquapin Oak Trail just north of the junction with Tilden's Woods Trail.  Tilden's also produced a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO just before the Shuster Trail off-shoot.  A male CAPE MAY WARBLER was seen just past the off-shoot.

A singing male PRAIRIE WARBLER has been dependable just south of Northwest Beach, along with a MOURNING WARBLER.  Just south of there along the west beach was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.       

Good Birding,
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Jean, Jeremy, Ken, Geoff, Ian, Chris, Dave, Peter M, and Claire

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