[Ontbirds] Red-necked Phalaropes, little gull and 300+ shorebirds at Oshawa Second Marsh

Tyler Hoar thoar at rogers.com
Mon Jun 8 16:40:15 EDT 2015

Shortly after 3 pm I had 2 Red-necked Phalaropes in the Oshawa Second Marsh. They were foraging in the area just nw of the gravel bar in the sw area of the marsh (viewed from the GM Platform..

Also present:
1 immature Little Gull
2 Black-bellied Plovers
3 Ruddy Turnstones
9 White-rumped Sandpipers
295 Semipalmated Sandpipers
Peregrine Falcon
11 species of waterfowl including 88 Wood Ducks

Exit from the 401 at the Harmony Rd. Exit(419) in Oshawa. Go south on 
Farewell St. Colonel Sam Drive. Turn East onto Colonel Sam Drive and follow 
to the parking lot at the GM Headquarters. Park in the west parking lot 
close to the marsh. The east (GM) platform is visible from the NW corner of 
the lot. For a trail map of the Oshawa Second marsh area visit http://secondmarsh.outdoorontario.ca/Recreation.html and check the link for a trail map of the area. FYI an April 21 report on ontbirds reported another viewing tower in the ne corner of the marsh in the woods. This tower is not there, it was burnt down by vandals 5 years ago. 

Tyler Hoar

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