Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting June 17, 2022
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
King Eider (Toronto)
Eared Grebe (Rainy River)
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex)
CURLEW SANDPIPER (Prescott and Russell)
Black Vulture (Toronto)
Lark Sparrow (Simcoe)
Kirtland's Warbler (Simcoe)
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.
King Eider (Toronto): The young male that has been off Tommy Thompson Park
was photographed on June 205.
Eared Grebe (Rainy River): There were as many as 5 birds at the Rainy River
Sewage Lagoons this week with sightings to at least June 22.
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex): The two birds found by Bill Lindley at
Strathroy Sewage Lagoons on May 12 remained again all week.
CURLEW SANDPIPER (Prescott and Russell): Robert Scranton found and
photographed an adult at Alfred Sewage Lagoons on June 20. Unfortunately it
has not been refound.
Willet (Bruce): Bill Hatten photographed one on the beach south of
Kincardine on June 21.
Black Vulture (Toronto): Kai Sheffield found one overhead going west at
Rosetta McClain Gardens in Scarborough on June 18 that was subsequently
seen at a few other locations to the west.
Lark Sparrow (Simcoe): The bird found by Scott Watson on June 14 at the
Packard Tract west of Barrie on June 14 was reported fairly regularly (but
is proving mostly elusive) to at least June 23.
Kirtland's Warbler (Simcoe): Many observers enjoyed up to four singing
males and a female at the Packard Tract west of Barrie this week. For
details on site access, see:
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: