Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting September 8, 2023
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
Eared Grebe (Chatham-Kent, Essex, Halton, Lambton, Toronto, York)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Hamilton)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Hamilton)
Sabine's Gull (Halton, Hamilton, Lambton, Renfrew, Simcoe)
MANX SHEARWATER (Hamilton)
Neotropic Cormorant (Frontenac, York)
Snowy Egret (Norfolk)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Toronto)
Glossy Ibis (Bruce)
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Elgin, Oxford)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Toronto)
Swainson's Hawk (Bruce)
Western Kingbird (Prince Edward)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Hamilton, Northumberland)
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.
Eared Grebe (Chatham-Kent, Essex, Halton, Lambton, Toronto, York): Too many
to individually mention this week, but there were birds reported from at
least six jurisdictions in Ontario this week.
Long-tailed Jaeger (Hamilton): Up to two birds were reported this week from
the Van Wagner's Beach area, with reports from September 9, 10, and 11.
Black-legged Kittiwake (Hamilton): At least one bird was seen by many
observers off Van Wagner's Beach on September 10.
Sabine's Gull (Halton, Hamilton, Lambton, Renfrew, Simcoe): Too many to
individually mention this week, but there were reports this week from five
jurisdictions with a high of 30 coming from Van Wagner's Beach (Hamilton)
on September 10.
MANX SHEARWATER (Hamilton): Many lucky lake watchers were treated to views
of one off Van Wagner's Beach on September 9.
Neotropic Cormorant (Frontenac): The bird Phil Harvey found at Cataraqui
Bay on August 17 continued to at least September 9.
Neotropic Cormorant (York): The bird at Davos Pond continued this week to
at least August September 14.
Snowy Egret (Norfolk): The bird found by Ryan Leys along the causeway on
September 3 continued to at least September 14.
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Toronto): One bird continued at Colonel Sam
Smith Park this week.
Glossy Ibis (Bruce): Ari Potich reported four on Dyers Bay Rd on September
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Oxford): Scott Francis photographed one at Brooksdale
Pond on September 12.
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Elgin): Possibly the same bird as above, one bird was
photographed on September 13 at Springwater CA and posted to iNaturalist by
user arppebob. It was refound September 14 by Trish Snider and subsequently
seen by many.
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Toronto): Bruce Ferry reported one over Scarborough on
Swainson's Hawk (Bruce): Stephane Menu reported one at Cabot Head on
Western Kingbird (Prince Edward): PEPtBO had one at Prince Edward Point on
September 10 and 11.
Yellow-throated Warbler (Hamilton): Sterling Sztricsko reported one from
Woodland Cemetery on September 10.
Yellow-throated Warbler (Northumberland): Nicole Richardson found one at
Presqu'ile on September 13.
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily
eBird;most other sources are listed here: