Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting April 23, 2021
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) (Toronto)
King Eider (Toronto)
Harlequin Duck (Algoma, Durham, Peel, THUNDER BAY)
Willow Ptarmigan (OTTAWA)
Eared Grebe (Lambton)
American Avocet (Essex, Parry Sound)
Marbled Godwit (Essex)
Purple Sandpiper (Ottawa)
CALIFORNIA GULL (Brant)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Durham, Ottawa)
Snowy Egret (Norfolk)
Glossy Ibis (Toronto)
Black Vulture (Grey, Hamilton, Middlesex, Simcoe)
MISSISSIPPI KITE (Chatham-Kent)
SAY'S PHOEBE (Toronto)
YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (Peel)
Lark Sparrow (Bruce, Chatham-Kent, Toronto)
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Simcoe)
Harris's Sparrow (Kawartha Lakes, Norfolk)
Summer Tanager (Norfolk, Perth)
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) (Toronto): The long-staying male was seen
again this week at G. Ross Lord Park on April 23.
King Eider (Toronto): One female continued at Tommy Thompson Park, reported
on April 24.
Harlequin Duck (Algoma): A female type bird was photographed off Whitefish
Island, Sault Ste. Marie April 29.
Harlequin Duck (Durham): The adult male was reported April 24 off Cranberry
Harlequin Duck (Peel): Three birds were photographed together off J.C.
Saddington Park on April 24.
Harlequin Duck (THUNDER BAY): The female bird continued off Terrace Bay
Willow Ptarmigan (OTTAWA): One bird was photographed near Sarsfield on
April 25 but has not been refound.
Eared Grebe (Lambton): One bird was reported at Canatara Park in Sarnia
American Avocet (Essex): Up to 47 birds were reported at Hillman Marsh
American Avocet (Parry Sound): One bird was seen April 24 near Callander.
Marbled Godwit (Essex): Up to nine birds were reported at HIllman Marsh
April 27 and one was still there April 28.
Purple Sandpiper (Ottawa): One bird was on the Quebec side of the river,
viewed from Britannia April 29.
CALIFORNIA GULL (Brant): An adult was photographed in Brantford April 23
and seen again the next day.
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Durham): One bird was reported in flight off Oshawa
Second Marsh April 26.
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Ottawa): The Ottawa bird remained around Dow's Lake
Snowy Egret (Norfolk): One bird was seen by several observers in Long Point
Provincial Park April 24.
Glossy Ibis (Toronto): One bird was seen in flight near Steeles and Kennedy
Black Vulture (Grey): One bird was reported in a field near Redwing April
Black Vulture (Hamilton): One bird was reported at Iroquoia Heights CA
Black Vulture (Middlesex): One bird was reported near Lucan April 24.
Black Vulture (Simcoe): One bird was reported over Barrie APril 28.
MISSISSIPPI KITE (Chatham-Kent): One bird was reported at Rondeau
Provincial Park April 27.
SAY'S PHOEBE (Toronto): One bird was seen by many at Scarborough Heights
Park APril 26.
YELLOW-BROWED/HUME'S WARBLER (PEEL): This bird (consensus seems to be
Yellow-browed) was seen and photographed by many lucky observers at
Shalebank Hollow Park, Mississauga on April 24 and reported by one party
again on APril 25.
Lark Sparrow (Bruce): One bird was photographed visiting feeders between
Inverhuron and Tiverton April 28 and 29.
Lark Sparrow (Chatham-Kent): One bird was photographed just outside Rondeau
Provincial Park April 27.
Lark Sparrow (Toronto): One bird was seen and photographed by many at
Ashbridges Bay Park April 27.
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Simcoe): There was an unconfirmed report of one at
a feeder in Collingwood April 29. Apparently it was photographed but the
photos have not yet been reviewed.
Harris's Sparrow (Kawartha Lakes): The Charlore Park Drive bird was
reported all week again this week.
Harris's Sparrow (Norfolk): The Port Dover bird was reported April 23 and
28 this week.
Summer Tanager (Norfolk): An adult male was photographed at the "New" Long
Point Provincial Park April 27.
Summer Tanager (Perth): A female-type bird was photographed near Amulree on
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird
and the Ontario Birds Discord server (https://discord.gg/EXJ5S9e); most
other sources are listed here: