Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting July 29, 2022
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex)
American Avocet (Hamilton)
Hudsonian Godwit (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Chatham-Kent)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville)
Black Vulture (Niagara)
Western Meadowlark (Kawartha Lakes)
Details: I have tried to indicate the finder, where known. My apologies to
those who I have left out. You can help me by giving the finder's name(s),
if known, in your eBird checklists.
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex): The two birds found by Bill Lindley at
Strathroy Sewage Lagoons on May 12 and their young were seen to at least
American Avocet (Hamilton): An adult was found at Tollgate Ponds on August
4 by Barry Coombs and enjoyed by many.
Hudsonian Godwit (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry): Hans van der Zweep found
an adult at the Long Sault Parkway on the north side of McLaren Island on
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Chatham-Kent): Blake Mann found one at Blenheim
Sewage Lagoons on August 1 and another was photographed by Rob Crawford at
Keith McLean CA on July 30.
Willet (Lambton): Sharon and Deryl Nethercott found two that were
photographed on the beach at Canatara Park during their brief stay.
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Frontenac): The bird found by Jenny Newton in
CataraquiBay on July 28 was seen by many all week to at least August 4.
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Leeds and Grenville): Mark Patry photographed one from
the Thousand Island Parkway near Griswold Island on July 30.
Black Vulture (Niagara): A high of four birds were reported from Queenston
Western Meadowlark (Kawartha Lakes): The bird found by JulieAnn Prentice on
Shrike Rd on July 3 remained until at least August 1.
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: