[Ontbirds] Red Phalarope at Presqu'ile

Bree, David (MNRF) david.bree at ontario.ca
Thu Nov 19 15:51:01 EST 2015

After the very sharp front came through at noon today the sun was shining and the air remained warm.

A Red Phalarope was feeding in with about 50 Bonaparte's Gulls at Owen Point at 2pm.  It had been seen at 11am on Beach 3.

Note tomorrow is a hunt day so Owen Point will not be accessible.

To reach Presqu'ile Provincial Park, exit the 401 at Brighton (exit 509).

Locations within the Park are shown on a map at the back of a tabloid that is available at the Park gate. Visitors to Gull Island not using a boat should be prepared to wade through water that is shin-deep at the deepest point, not taking into account any wave action,.in which there is often a swift current and a substrate that is somewhat uneven and slippery. It should also be noted that, because duck hunting is given priority on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Owen Point, Gull Island, High Bluff Island, and part of the calf pasture are not available for bird-watching on those days. 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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