[Ontbirds] Algonquin Park Birding Report: 22 January 2015

Ron Tozer rtozer at vianet.ca
Thu Jan 22 21:36:11 EST 2015


There were some spectacularly sunny, cool days in the Park this week. But no
sightings of American Three-toed Woodpecker following last week's report
of a male on Opeongo Road.  A marten visited the suet feeders at the Visitor
Centre, unsuccessfully chased a red squirrel and soon disappeared, on
January 19 -- only the second marten sighting there this winter, where they
are often regular in this season.

BOREAL SPECIALTIES:
 
Spruce Grouse: None reported. Try Spruce Bog Boardwalk.

Black-backed Woodpecker: One was noted along Opeongo Road on
January 16 and another was photographed on Spruce Bog Boardwalk during
the weekend.

Gray Jay: Still being seen at the Visitor Centre, Spruce Bog Boardwalk, and
Opeongo Road.

Boreal Chickadee: Two or three were observed on Spruce Bog Boardwalk near
the suet feeder on January 16 and 17. One was found along Opeongo Road near
the Cameron Lake Road on January 17.


WINTER FINCHES:
 
Common Redpoll: From five to eleven were at the Visitor Centre feeders each
day this week.

Hoary Redpoll: Two continued at the Visitor Centre feeders all 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).

The Visitor Centre exhibits and restaurant at km 43 are open on weekends
from 9 am to 5 pm. There is access with limited services on weekdays from
9 am to 4 pm. 
 
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






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