[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.


Kevin Empey

----- 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
$10.00 annually.

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.

Geoffrey Carpentier

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