Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting July 8, 2022
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Waterloo)
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex)
American Avocet (Essex, Middlesex)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Essex)
DARK-EYED "GRAY-HEADED" JUNCO (Essex)
Blue Grosbeak (Chatham-Kent)
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.
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Waterloo): Ky Lauzon found one at Rim Park in
Waterloo on July 1 and it has remained to be seen by many to at least July
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex): The two birds found by Bill Lindley at
Strathroy Sewage Lagoons on May 12 and their young were seen to at least
American Avocet (Essex): Evan Sinclair found a breeding-plumaged bird at
the Florian Diamente Nature Reserve on Pelee Island on July 11.
American Avocet (Middlesex): Stephen Taylor found a breeding-plumaged bird
at Komoka PP on July 8 that was seen by many the same day.
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Essex): The bird found south of Amherstburg on July 5
remained to at least July 10.
DARK-EYED "GRAY-HEADED" JUNCO (Essex): Jamie Fowler photographed one on the
Shuster Trail in Point Pelee on July 12.
Blue Grosbeak (Chatham-Kent): Paul Pratt found a young male that appears to
be maintaining a territory on July 5 just north of Tilbury on Rogers Street
that remained to at least July 14 and was seen by many.
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: