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. Species
underlined in bold type require completion of a rare bird report available
on the KFN website or directly from me.
Migration certainly showed signs of slowing down this week but a couple of
great sightings, including Eurasian Collared Dove and American White
Pelican, were nice compensation for the single observers. The Prince Edward
Chuck-will's-Widow also continued at Hill Top Road. Here are the highlights
of the past week:
BRANT - there was just a single report this week of 220 at Moscow Marsh on
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE - a single bird was seen and heard near Enterprise on
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW - outside the area at Hill Top Road, Prince Edward, the
individual that first showed up in 2014 continued this week.
WHIMBREL - there were numerous sightings on 27th, with high counts of 17 at
Prince Edward Point and at 4 at Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island. The
largest flock, however, was of 178 birds outside the area at Point Petre,
Prince Edward, on 25th.
RUDDY TURNSTONE - a single bird was seen at Prince Edward Point on 25th.
RED KNOT - a single bird was seen at Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island,
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - a single bird was at Kaiser Cross Road, Prince
Edward, on 23rd.
WILSON'S PHALAROPE - as many as 10 birds were present at the known breeding
location of Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island, this week.
LEAST BITTERN - birds were reported from 7 locations this week with the most
consistent being Moscow Marsh where 2 were seen on 25th.
BLACK TERN - as many as 30 birds were seen at Camden Lake this week.
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN - 2 birds were seen circling over Cataraqui Bay,
Kingston, on 24th, before heading off towards Wolfe Island.
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - two birds were seen on James Wilson Road (near
Frontenac Provincial Park) on 23rd.
PEREGRINE FALCON - singles were seen at Bath on 25th and Amherst Island on
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - 1-2 birds were seen almost daily at the known breeding
location of Napanee Limestone Plain IBA.
SEDGE WREN - a single bird was heard and seen at the southern end of
California Road on 27th.
CAROLINA WREN - 2 birds were at Marshlands CA, Kingston, on 24th-25th.
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - a single bird was seen at Prince Edward Point on 27th
GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH - birds were reported from Prince Edward Point,
Marshlands CA, and Big Sandy Bay, all on 24th.
EVENING GROSBEAK - 2 birds were reported from Canoe Lake Road on 28th.
ORCHARD ORIOLE - birds were reported from at least 7 locations this week
with the most consistent being Lemoine Point CA, Kingston, where 2 were seen
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
ve_sightings_policy.pdf> . 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