Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting April 9, 2021
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
Eurasian Wigeon (Niagara, Norfolk, Prince Edward)
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) (Toronto)
King Eider (Halton, Hamilton, Toronto)
Harlequin Duck (Algoma, Durham, Peel, THUNDER BAY)
WESTERN GREBE (Halton)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Essex)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Middlesex)
American White Pelican (Hamilton)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Niagara)
Black Vulture (Waterloo, Chatham-Kent, Niagara)
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD (Thunder Bay)
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Kenora)
BULLOCK'S ORIOLE (Algoma)
Eurasian Wigeon (Niagara): A male was at Port Weller east pier April 12.
Eurasian Wigeon (Norfolk): A male continued around Old Cut/Long Point
Provincial Park APril 9-15.
Eurasian Wigeon (Prince Edward): A male was at the south end of East Lake
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) (Toronto): The male continued at G. Ross Lord
Park APril 9-11.
King Eider (Halton): A young male was reported off Burlington April 14.
King Eider (Hamilton): A young male was off Stoney Creek April 10.
King Eider (Toronto): A female was off Tommy Thompson Park April 10-14.
Harlequin Duck (Algoma): A male continued off Sault Ste. Marie April 11-13.
Harlequin Duck (Durham): A male continued off Thickson's Point April 9-10.
Harlequin Duck Peel): Up to three birds were off Lakefront Promenade Park
in Mississauga April 11-15.
Harlequin Duck (THUNDER BAY): A male was off Terrace Bay April 10-15.
WESTERN GREBE (Halton): THe bird found last week remained April 9-10 around
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.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Middlesex): An extremely early bird was
photographed in Mount Brydges April 11-14.
American White Pelican (Hamilton): One bird was in Cootes Paradise April
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Niagara): One adult was reported in Fort Erie April 15.
Black Vulture (Waterloo): One bird was photographed near Cambridge April 9.
Black Vulture (Chatham-Kent): One bird was at Rondeau Provincial Park April
10 and 12.
Black Vulture (Niagara): Up to four birds were reported this week from
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD (Thunder Bay): One bird was photographed in Marathon
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Kenora): The wintering bird in Sioux Lookout was
reported again this week on April 15.
BULLOCK'S ORIOLE (Algoma): An adult male was photographed north of Sault
Ste. Marie on April 14.
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: