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. If indicated, an OBRC report may be
required instead (http://www.ofo.ca/site/Obrcreport).
It has been a great week in the area with continued migration of warblers
and shorebirds but the highlights include Little Blue Heron and Western
Kingbird. Here are the highlights of the past week:
COMMON NIGHTHAWK - birds are still moving through, though numbers are
dropping off. 11 were seen at George Merry Wetland, Kingston, on 6th.
SANDHILL CRANE - Amongst other sightings, 5 birds were noted at Florida
Road, Kingston, on 6th.
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER - there was just a single record this week at Martin
Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island, on 8th.
SANDERLING - 2 birds were seen on Amherst Island on 4th.
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - 3 birds were photographed on Amherst Island on 4th, with
1 still present on 10th.
PECTORAL SANDPIPER - 1 was seen at Amherstview Sewage Lagoons 5th-8th, with
another at Wilton Creek on 9th.
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER - a single bird was seen at Wilton Creek on 6th and
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE - a lone bird was seen at Amherstview Sewage Lagoons on
LITTLE BLUE HERON (OBRC report required) - this excellent find was present
from 5th - 9th at the George Merry Wetland, Kingston.
NORTHERN GOSHAWK - a single bird was seen near Parrott's Bay on 8th.
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - 2-3 birds were noted at Frontenac Provincial Park on
7th and 8th, with singles at Florida Road on 6th and at Prince Edward Point
on 7th and 10th.
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER - a single bird took up temporary residence at
Bedford Mills, being seen from 5th-8th.
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER - typically an early migrant, numbers are dropping
off with no reports after 7th. Two birds were seen at Prince Edward Point on
4th and 6th.
WESTERN KINGBIRD (KFN report required) - a very nice find on Marshall 40 Ft,
Amherst Island, this bird was seen on 9th and remains as of Saturday morning
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - there were several early reports of singles from
across the area.
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - a single was seen at Prince Edward Point on 4th.
CAROLINA WREN - 1-2 birds were seen throughout the week at Prince Edward
Point with a single also seen near Howe Island on 4th.
GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH - a single bird was reported from Amherst Island on
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - a single bird was reported from Millhaven on 10th.
HOODED WARBLER - an immature female was reported from Bedford Mills on 4th.
CANADA WARBLER - a single bird was noted at Prince Edward Point on 4th.
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. Permits are being checked on a regular basis at
Amherstview and those without are being evicted.
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