Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting November 10, 2023
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
BARNACLE x Cackling Goose (hybrid) (York)
Eurasian Wigeon (Chatham-Kent, Hamilton, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry)
Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid) (Chatham-Kent)
King Eider (Toronto)
PURPLE GALLINULE (Essex, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry)
Red Phalarope (Halton, Hamilton)
ANCIENT MURRELET (Hamilton)
SHORT-BILLED GULL (Renfrew)
California Gull (Essex)
Pacific Loon (Essex, Hamilton, Lambton, Simcoe, Stormont, Dundas and
Western Cattle Egret (Lambton)
Black Vulture (Niagara)
Swainson's Hawk (Essex)
Western Kingbird (Middlesex)
Townsend's Solitaire (Frontenac, Ottawa)
EURASIAN TREE SPARROW (Algoma)
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH (Elgin)
Harris's Sparrow (Norfolk)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Prince Edward)
Summer Tanager (Peterborough, Simcoe)
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.
BARNACLE x Cackling Goose (hybrid) (York): The bird found by Jax Nasimok at
Reesor Pond in Markham on October 25 continued this week to at least
Eurasian Wigeon (Chatham-Kent): Steve Charbonneau found a male off Erieau
on November 10.
Eurasian Wigeon (Hamilton): The male that Rob Dobos found off Princess
Point in Cootes Paradise on November 6 continued again this week to at
least November 16.
Eurasian Wigeon (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry): At least one male was
seen again this week by several observers at different locations between
Ingleside and the Long Sault Parkway to at least November 12.
Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid) (Chatham-Kent): Allanah Vokes
photographed a male off Erieau on November 11.
King Eider (Toronto): The female type bird found off Tommy Thompson Park in
October continued to at least November 12.
PURPLE GALLINULE (Essex): Cindy Andrews found and photographed one at
Hillman Marsh on November 12 that has not been relocated.
PURPLE GALLINULE (Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry): The immature found at
Farran Park in Ingleside on October 29 was seen by many November 11-16.
Red Phalarope (Halton): George Prieksaitis reported two off Bronte Beach
Park in Oakville on November 13.
Red Phalarope (Hamilton): Rich Poort reported one off Confederation Park in
Hamilton on November 12.
ANCIENT MURRELET (Hamilton): Keith Dieroff found one off Van Wagners Beach
late on November 16 that was subsequently photographed.
SHORT-BILLED GULL (Renfrew): The bird found by Jon Ruddy at Cobden on
October 26 was seen by many observers to at least November 11.
CALIFORNIA GULL (Essex): Jeremy Hatt found an adult at the tip of Point
Pelee on November 12 that was seen and photographed by several observers.
Pacific Loon (Essex): Jeremy Hatt, Cameron Chevalier and Jacob Stasso
reported one at the tip of Point Pelee on November 10.
Pacific Loon (Hamilton): Samantha Hughes and Pauline Catling reported one
off Glover Rd in Stoney Creek on November 11.
Pacific Loon (Lambton): Ken Burrell reported one off Grand Bend on November
Pacific Loon (Simcoe): Up to five birds were reported this week from the
Pacific Loon (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry): Jon Ruddy found one off
Farran Park in Ingleside on November 10 that was seen by many others to at
least November 12.
Cattle Egret (Lambton): James Holdsworth photographed one just outside of
Port Franks on November 15.
Black Vulture (Niagara): Up to two were reported this week from the
Swainson's Hawk (Essex): Holiday Beach Migration Observatory hawk counters
reported one bird there on November 14.
Western Kingbird (Middlesex): Joanne and Margo Does found and photographed
one at Komoka PP on November 16.
Townsend's Solitaire (Frontenac): Paul Martin photographed one at 1726 Bur
Brook Rd just north of Kingston on November 11.
Townsend's Solitaire (Ottawa): Mark Bosc reported one from the Greenbelt
Pathway off Conroy on November 12.
EURASIAN TREE SPARROW (Algoma): The bird that Trent Massey originally
photographed in Thessalon on November 9 continued this week and reports
indicate that at least two individuals are present.
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH (Elgin): Michelle Carnerie found one near Mapleton
on November 12 that was enjoyed by many the next day (November 13) but
which has not been seen since.
BREWER'S SPARROW (Thunder Bay): The bird Allan Gilbert found at Chippewa
Lagoons on October 25 was refound this week and seen by several to at least
Harris's Sparrow (Norfolk): Stu Mackenzie found and photographed one in
Port Rowan on November 11.
Yellow-throated Warbler (Prince Edward): Peter Hogenbirk found one at Point
Petre on November 15.
Summer Tanager (Peterborough): The bird Chris Risley found on Leslie Ave
was seen againg this week to November 10.
Summer Tanager (Simcoe): Brolin Devine found one in Orillia on November 11
that was seen by many to at least November 12.
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: