[Ontbirds] short-billed dowitchers at Nonquon Sewage Lagoons, 16-May-2014
Empey, Kevin via ONTBIRDS
birdalert at ontbirds.ca
Fri May 16 12:02:10 EDT 2014
I did not find the red-necked phalarope. But there are 18 short-billed dowitchers in the eastern most pond.
Most of everything else Geoff lists in the following email are still there as well.
Directions as per Geoff's email.
----- Original Message -----
From: Geoff Carpentier via ONTBIRDS [mailto:birdalert at ontbirds.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 02:52 PM
To: OntBirds - Bird Alert <birdalert at ontbirds.ca>
Subject: [Ontbirds] Red-necked Phalarope at Nonquon Sewage Lagoons, 14-May-2014
Lagoons were very productive today:
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 5
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 4
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 3
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 41
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 adult male
9 species of waterfowl
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) 43
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
53 species in total - View complete checklist online at
Permits must be purchased in advance of entering the lagoons. They cost
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", they 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.
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