[Ontbirds] Point Pelee National Park Migration Report - May 15, 2015

Festival of Birds festivalofbirds2015 at gmail.com
Fri May 15 12:13:49 EDT 2015

If you can keep your binoculars and/or glasses dry there are lots of birds to be seen at Point Pelee this morning. At least 23 species of Warbler were seen on the Friends of Point Pelee hikes, and other reports are likely to come in.

The Tip itself was quiet although Sanderling was on the beach first thing in the morning. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was reported from Loop Woods north of the tram stop. Connecticut Warblers were reported from both the Sparrow field and on the Post Woods approximately half way between the Sparrow field and the south end of the Woodland Trail. A Chuck-wills-widow is being seen on the Post Woods at the same location as the Connecticut.

The East side of the Woodland Trail is active with highlights being Canada and Blackpoll Warblers. A latish Prairie Warbler was reported between posts 16 and 17 near the north end of the Redbud Trail. 

The Tilden Trail might be the most active with all 23 species of warbler being seen, including a Prothonotary Warbler and Acadian Flycatcher in the slough on the Shuster Trail and several Canada Warbler off the west seasonal trail. A new wave of thrushes came in with Wood, Veery, Swainson's and Gray-cheeked being seen. Philadelphia, Warbling and White-eyed Vireos were also seen on Tilden.

The only report we have from the north end of the Park is from the Sanctuary picnic area where Prothonotary Warbler and Northern Parula were seen. 

Good Birding,

Festival of Birds Hike Leaders
Pete Reid, Karl Konze, Todd Pepper, Justin Peters, Sarah Rupert, Jeremy Bensette, Jean Iron, Geoff, Ian, Chris, Dave, Bruce DiLabio, Cameron, Scott, Ken and Iain

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