Ontbirds BirdnewsView all threads
Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting March 3, 2023
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) (Toronto)
TUFTED DUCK x scaup (hybrid) (Toronto)
Harlequin Duck (Durham, Grey, Niagara Simcoe, Toronto)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Hastings, Ottawa)
Western Grebe (Essex)
GREAT CORMORANT (Hamilton)
Black Vulture (Muskoka, Niagara)
LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Manitoulin)
Harris's Sparrow (Lambton)
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.
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) (Toronto): The male found by Margaret Hough at
G. Ross Lord Park on February 21 continued to at least March 5.
TUFTED DUCK x scaup (hybrid) (Toronto): The male found by Makail
Johannesson at Tommy Thompson Park on January 28 continued to at least
Harlequin Duck (multiple): There were continuing birds reported this week
across the province from Durham, Grey, Niagara, Simcoe, and Toronto.
Barrow's Goldeneye (multiple): There were continuing birds reported this
week across the province from Hastings, and Ottawa).
Western Grebe (Essex): Michael McAllister reported one off Point Pelee on
GREAT CORMORANT (Hamilton): After being absent for a couple of weeks, Rich
Poort reported the bird (first found by Alvan Buckley on December 20) from
Van Wagners Beach on March 8.
Black Vulture (Muskoka): The bird found by David and Regan Goodyear in
Bracebridge on February 20 continued to at least March 5.
Black Vulture (Niagara): A single bird was reported this week from the
LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Manitoulin): The bird discovered in early January by
the homeowner, Phyllis Caccioti, near Billings continued this week. There
is currently no public viewing planned but more dates may be added in the
Harris's Sparrow (Lambton): The bird found by James Holdsworth at the
Willsie Pit on Bog Line between Thedford and Port Franks on November 18 has
been seen by many to at least March 9.
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: