[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 11th - 17th May 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat May 18 15:44:58 EDT 2019

Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintains records in a 50km radius of
MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share their
sightings with 'Kingston FN'. Alternatively, please email or send records
directly to me - contact details below. Please note that some sightings may
require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.



Things certainly seemed to pick up somewhat this week with an increase in
the number and diversity of arrivals. A few Kingston area rarities were also
logged. Here are the highlights of the last week:


YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO - the first of the season was seen on Opinicon Road on

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO - the first bird of the year was photographed at
Frontenac Provincial Park on 15th.

COMMON NIGHTHAWK - the first 2 birds of the season were seen at Perth Road
Village on 15th.

CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW - the annually-occurring bird, first noted at this
location in 2014, returned to its haunt just outside the area on Brewers
Road/Hilltop Road, Prince Edward County, on 16th.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds were observed on Opinicon Road on 13th.

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER - 3 birds were at Kaiser Cross Road, Prince Edward,
from 12th - 17th.

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER - 2 birds were seen at Kaiser Cross Road, Prince
Edward, on 15th.

WILLET - as above, 2 birds were seen at Kaiser Cross Road, Prince Edward, on

WILSON'S PHALAROPE - birds have returned to Martin Edward's Reserve, Amherst
Island, where as many as 8 were seen on 17th.

BLACK VULTURE - a single bird was seen at Prince Edward Point on 15th.

PEREGRINE FALCON - No birds were seen in Kingston this week, though others
were seen at the Lennox and Addington Power Station on 14th, and Prince
Edward Point on 14th/15th.

WILLOW FLYCATCHER - the first bird of the season was seen (and heard) at
Prince Edward Point on 14th.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - 2 birds were seen at Napanee Limestone Plain IBA on

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was noted near Gananoque on 12th.

GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH - an early bird was seen at Marshlands CA, Kingston, on

ORCHARD ORIOLE - the male continues at its usual location of Lemoine Point
CA, Kingston, with others seen on Amherst Island on 12th and 14th, and Bath
on 16th.

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH - a single bird continued at the known location of
Canoe Lake Road this week.

HOODED WARBLER - the continuing male behind the banding station at Prince
Edward Point was seen through to 14th, with a second bird banded on 16th.

CERULEAN WARBLER - a cooperative bird was present at Prince Edward Point on
15th, with others seen on Opinicon Road from 12th onwards. Other birds were
seen north of Sydenham on 14th and at Frontenac Provincial Park on 15th.

PRAIRIE WARBLER - 3 singing males were seen in Frontenac Provincial Park on


In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
pdf> . Please note that you must be a card-carrying member of Kingston Field
Naturalists (KFN), or be accompanied by a member, to access both the Martin
Edwards Reserve and Amherstview Sewage Lagoons.


As always, a big thank you goes to all those who have submitted sightings
directly or via eBird.




Mark D. Read

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0



Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Email:  <mailto:markdread at gmail.com> markdread at gmail.com

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