Birding has been steady but notably fewer species and numbers have been reported.We have had 17 species of warbler reported, many of which were females.
The highlight of those species was a KENTUCKY WARBLER, noted between post 5 and 6 on the Woodland Nature Trail.
At the Tip a number of shorebirds were seen first thing including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SANDERLING and DUNLIN. A few passerine birds flew off at the Tip, including PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.
The Woodland Trail had a number of species, but the KENTUCKY WARBLER was the highlight. Of course the PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue to be showing well especially near bridge F and close to bridges A to C.
We have not had reports of other locations in the Park.
This is our final report for the Festival. Thanks to all who attended.
Alan Watson, Chris Earley, Dale Wenger, Dana Latour, Emma Burbidge, Eric Baldo, Gabriel Foley, Jean Iron, Justin Peter, Kyle Horner, Mike Burrell, Mike Kent, Pete Read, Stewart MacDonald, Tim Arthur, William Konze
The 2023 Festival of Birds runs May 1 - 22. For a detailed Schedule visit festivalofbirds.ca
The Festival is brought to you by Parks Canada - Point Pelee National Park and the Friends of Point Pelee. Hikes are generously supported by Quest Nature Tours. Shorebird Viewing Nights are brought to you in partnership with Ontario Field Ornithologists and Essex Region Conversation Authority and Pelee Wings Nature Store.
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