[Ontbirds] Westmeath PP: Nelson's Sparrows, American Golden-Plover

Jon Ruddy accipitriformes at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 15:31:04 EDT 2016

Hi there,

Posting these details here with the up-coming OFO trip to this location in
mind. Today (30 September 2016) a group of us encountered 12 Nelson’s
Sparrows during a walk along the shoreline of Westmeath Provincial Park. We
encountered a group of 8 birds and then a group of 4 approximately 400 m NE
of the first group. We also observed a juvenile American Golden-Plover
foraging with Black-bellied Plovers and a juvenile Baird’s Sandpiper, too.

A link to photos of Nelson's Sparrows: http://eontbird.ca/?p=3478

eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/view/checklist/S31825207

Directions: Westmeath Provincial Park is located east of Pembroke, along
the Ottawa River. To access the park, park at the dead end of Sand Point
Rd. off of County Rd. 12. From here, the park is accessed by walking east
along the shoreline.

Happy fall birding,

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