Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintains records in a 50km radius of
MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share their
sightings with 'Kingston FN'. Alternatively, please email or send records
directly to me - contact details below. Please note that some sightings may
require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.
Third Breeding Bird Atlas:
We are still looking for people to survey squares in the Kingston area (and
beyond - Belleville, Sharbot/Silver Lake, Bon Echo). To register and for
more information, please visit https://www.birdsontario.org/
https://www.birdsontario.org/. Alternatively, contact me directly.
Overall, it was a fairly quiet week with things progressing much as
expected. Here are the highlights of the past week:
SURF SCOTER - up to 14 birds were seen in the vicinity of Prince Edward
Point this week.
BLACK SCOTER - 8 birds were seen near Prince Edward Point on 20th.
RED-NECKED GREBE - singles were seen near Prince Edward Point on 20th and
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL - an early bird was at Prince Edward Point on
COMMON GALLINULE - early birds were seen near Murvale on 17th, with a
continuing bird at Sydenham on 19th.
SANDHILL CRANE - birds were noted at 6 locations this week, including
Morven, Amherst Island, Gould Lake, Millhaven, Bedford, and Wilton.
LITTLE GULL - 2 birds were seen at Kaiser Cross Road, Prince Edward, on
17th, with 3 at Amherst Island, on 19th.
BROAD-WINGED HAWK - the main arrival is still to come but birds were noted
at several locations this week.
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - 1-2 birds were noted at the known breeding location of
Napanee Limestone Plain IBA on 18th and 21st.
BLUE-HEADED VIREO - the first of the season was photographed near Charleston
Lake on 18th.
HOUSE WREN - no further reports this week.
CAROLINA WREN - a single continuing bird was noted on Old Front Road,
Kingston, on 20th.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL - 2 birds came to a feeder in Kingston on 17th.
RED CROSSBILL - 6 birds were seen at Marshlands CA, Kingston, on 17th, with
8 noted there on 23rd.
PINE SISKIN - a few birds continue to be seen in the area with 3 at
Battersea on 18th, with 1-2 at Bur Brook Road on 117th and 22nd.
RUSTY BLACKBIRD - there were numerous widespread sightings this week but the
high count came from Verona, where 40 were seen on 18th.
PALM WARBLER - a single bird was seen at King Pitt, Kingston, on 23rd.
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER - the first of the season was reported from
Landon Bay on 23rd.
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the
ve_sightings_policy.pdf> KFN Sensitive Sightings Policy. Please note that
you must be a card-carrying member of Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN), or
be accompanied by a member, to access both the Martin Edwards Reserve and
Amherstview Sewage Lagoons.
As always, a big thank you goes to all those who have submitted sightings
directly or via eBird.
Mark D. Read
337 Button Bay Road,
Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246
ve-species-in-ebird> eBird Guidelines for Reporting Sensitive Species