[Ontbirds] Presqu'ile Duck Count March 14 - Harlequin Duck and Red-throated Loon

Bree, David (MNRF) david.bree at ontario.ca
Sat Mar 14 16:40:57 EDT 2015


Below is a count of Ducks around Presqu'ile today for our Waterfowl Weekend.

Count courtesy of Trent University Students - Ariel Lenske, Amber Lyall, Kevin Young and Friends

Greater Scaup - 2,200
Redhead - 500
Long-tailed Duck - 120
Common Goldeneye - 100
Canvasback - 100
Ring-necked Duck - 25
Mute Swan - 18
White-winged Scoter - 13
Bufflehead - 12
Canada Geese - 9
Gadwall - 3
Hooded Merganser - 3
Common Merganser - 3
Red-breasted Merganser -1
Harlequin Duck - 1 male

Most ducks were at Government Dock, Harlequin Duck was around Salt Point

In addition 1 Red-throated Loon, 1 Bald Eagle Immature and a Barred Owl seen near Jobes' Woods Trail

To reach Presqu'ile Provincial Park, exit 401 at exit 509, Brighton and head south about 15 minutes following the signs through Brighton.

Locations within the Park are shown on a map at the back of a tabloid that is available at the Park gate. Access to the offshore islands is restricted at this time of year to prevent disturbance to the colonial nesting birds there.

Birders are encouraged to record their observations on the bird sightings board provided near the campground office by The Friends of Presqu'ile Park and to fill out a rare bird report for species not listed there.

David Bree
Sr. Natural Heritage Education Leader
Presqu'ile Provincial Park
328 Presqu'ile Parkway
Brighton, ON.
K0K 1H0
613 475-4324 ext 225
David.bree at ontario.ca<mailto:David.bree at ontario.ca>

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