Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting April 2, 2021
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
Eurasian Wigeon (Bruce, Norfolk, Simcoe)
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) (Toronto)
King Eider (Hamilton)
Harlequin Duck (Durham, Middlesex)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Ottawa)
WESTERN GREBE (Halton)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Essex)
Purple Sandpiper (Durham)
American White Pelican (Essex)
Black Vulture (Essex, Niagara)
SAY'S PHOEBE (Lennox and Addington)
Harris's Sparrow (Kawartha Lakes, Norfolk)
SPOTTED TOWHEE (Middlesex)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Algoma, Huron)
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Waterloo)
Eurasian Wigeon (Bruce): One male was at Isaac Lake April 8.
Eurasian Wigeon (Norfolk): At least one male (and an apparent American
Wigeon hybrid) continued off Old Cut/Long Point Provincial Park to at least
Eurasian Wigeon (Simcoe): The male continued at Everett Gravel Pit to April
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) (Toronto): Presumably the same male that was
present earlier in the winter/spring was back at G. Ross Lord Park April 8.
King Eider (Hamilton): Up to 11 birds were off Stoney Creek (mostly from
Sayer's Park) to at least April 6.
Harlequin Duck (Durham): The male continued off Thickson's Point to at
least April 7.
Harlequin Duck (Middlesex): The young male continued near the North London
Athletic fields at least until April 5.
Barrow's Goldeneye (Ottawa): A male continued on the Rideau River in the
vicinity of Strathcona Park to at least April 8.
WESTERN GREBE (Halton): One bird was off Oakville (Bronte Beach Park/Bronte
Harbour) April 7 and 8.
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Essex): One bird continued from Albuna Townline
between Mersea Rd 6 and 7. This is the same area where up to two birds were
present for much of last year.
Purple Sandpiper (Durham): One bird continued at Thickson's Point to at
least April 7.
American White Pelican (Essex): Up to 30 were off Amherstburg/Holiday
Beach this week.
Black Vulture (Essex): One bird was at Point Pelee April 3 and 4.
Black Vulture (Niagara): Up to four birds were reported this week from
SAY'S PHOEBE (Lennox and Addington): One bird was again seen by many on
Amherst Island along Stella 40 Ft Rd (mostly near the emergency services
building) to at least April 6.
Harris's Sparrow (Kawartha Lakes): The Charlore Park Drive bird was seen
this week on April 5 and 6.
Harris's Sparrow (Norfolk): The Port Dover bird was seen again this
week, on April 2.
SPOTTED TOWHEE (Middlesex): The London bird was last seen April 4.
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Algoma): The male between Iron Bridge
and Thessalon continued this week.
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Huron): One bird was seen on April 8 flying up the
Lake Huron shoreline north of Grand Bend.
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Waterloo): One bird was photographed at Bechtel Park
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily
eBird; most other sources are listed here: