[Ontbirds] Algonquin Park Birding Report: 25 December 2014

Ron Tozer rtozer at vianet.ca
Fri Dec 26 12:45:03 EST 2014


A belated Merry Christmas and Good Birding in 2015!

The female Mallard first noted at the Park Lake outlet on December 9 has
persisted all this week as well, being seen at open water both north and
south of the highway. Winter records of this duck are very rare in
Algonquin.

THE VISITOR CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 24 TO 26
BUT OPEN DAILY FROM DECEMBER 27 TO JANUARY 4 from
9 am to 5 pm. .


BOREAL SPECIALTIES:
 
Spruce Grouse: Two males and a female were high in a balsam fir about 15
metres down the trail from the entrance at Spruce Bog Boardwalk on
December 22.

Black-backed Woodpecker: Try Spruce Bog Boardwalk.

Gray Jay: Seen at the Visitor Centre, Spruce Bog Boardwalk and Opeongo
Road again this week.

Boreal Chickadee: Look and listen for them around the suet feeder near the
register box on Spruce Bog Boardwalk.


WINTER FINCHES:
 
Common Redpoll: Up to seven were reported at the Visitor Centre feeders this
week.



Birders reporting records through eBird are encouraged to share their lists
with the Algonquin Park Bird Records account (APPbirds).


Good Birding!
 
Ron Tozer
Algonquin Park Naturalist (retired)
Dwight, ON
 
DIRECTIONS:
 
Algonquin Provincial  Park is three hours north of Toronto, via Highways
400, 11 and 60. Follow the signs which start in Toronto on Highway 400.
>From Ottawa, take Highway 17 to Renfrew, then follow Highway 60 to the
park. Kilometre markers along Highway 60 in the Park go from the
West Gate (km 0) to near the East Gate (km 56).
 
Get your park permit and Information Guide (with a map of birding
locations mentioned here) at the East Gate or the West Gate. Locations are
also described at: www.algonquinpark.on.ca
 


For more information see the Algonquin Park events calendar at:
http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/involved/calendar/






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