Good morning birders!
The sun again greeted enthusiastic crowds this morning at Point Pelee, as
did a great number of new arrivals. The winds were mainly SE which seemed
responsible for great conditions for bird migration into the Park. It also
resulted in a good Reverse Movement of birds off of the Tip.
Within the flocks of birds moving off from the Tip was a BLUE-GROSBEAK.
Other birds included SCARLET TANAGER, both ORCHARD and BALTIMORE ORIOLES,
INDIGO BUNTING, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, flycatchers species and many
If you were in the Park today, you could have tallied about 23 species of
Wood Warbler. Warblers reported included GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER (3),
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (2), BAY-BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN, HOODED WARBLER,
PROTHONTARY (6), and others.
There was a report of ACADIAN FLYCATCHER in two places. A SEDGE WREN was
found along the West Beach Trail. From Tilden Woods people reported seeing
a CANADA WARBLER and a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. A MOURNING WARBLER was seen on
A report from DeLaurier mentioned YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.
We just heard that a good birder saw a probable BELL'S VIREO on Redbud
Trail. Many people are out looking for that species and hopefully will
update us later.
Friends of Point Pelee Hike Leaders, including Aaron Brisebois, Stewart
MacDonald, Tim Arthur, Emma Burbidge, and Pete Read.
The Festival of Birds is brought to you by Parks Canada and the Friends of
Point Pelee. The Festival of Birds runs from April 30 to May 23. For more
information please visit Festival of Birds.ca