Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting May 27, 2022
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
Eurasian Wigeon (COCHRANE)
King Eider (Toronto)
Eared Grebe (Rainy River)
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Brant, Middlesex)
American Avocet (Bruce, Halton)
Red-necked Phalarope (Ottawa, Prescott and Russell)
Willet (Bruce, Halton, Prescott and Russell)
Laughing Gull (Essex)
Franklin's Gull (Ottawa)
Arctic Tern (Ottawa, RAINY RIVER)
Glossy Ibis (Lennox and Addington)
Swainson's Hawk (Bruce)
SAY'S PHOEBE (Sudbury)
Western Kingbird (Thunder Bay)
Blue Grosbeak (Bruce)
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.
Eurasian Wigeon (COCHRANE): Mike Coyne found a male at the GLackmeyer Twp
sewage lagoons on May 26 that remained to May 29.
King Eider (Toronto): They young male that has been off Tommy Thompson Park
was photographed on May 29 by Connor Smith.
Eared Grebe (Rainy River): There were as many as eight birds at the Rainy
River Sewage Lagoons this week and two birds were at Emo Sewage Lagoons on
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Brant): Stephanie Dearing photographed one in southern
Brant County on May 29.
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex): The two birds found by Bill Lindley at
Strathroy Sewage Lagoons on May 12 remained again all week.
American Avocet (Bruce): Lucy Byle reported one at the Kincardine Sewage
Lagoons on June 2.
American Avocet (Halton): A breeding plumaged bird was seen by many at
Lasalle Park on May 31.
Ruff (Essex): One bird was found late on May 31 at Hillman Marsh and
remained through June 2.
Red-necked Phalarope (Ottawa): One bird was seen by several observers off
Britannia on June 2.
Red-necked Phalarope (Prescott and Russell): Jon Ruddy reported two birds
at Alfred Sewage Lagoons on May 27.
Willet (Bruce): Ken Ball reported one at Baie du Dore on May 28.
Willet (Halton): Gavin Edmondstone found one at Bronte Beach Park on May 27
that was seen by many.
Laughing Gull (Essex): Michael McAllister, Steve Pike and Peter Veighey had
an immature bird off the tip of Point Pelee on May 30.
Franklin's Gull (Ottawa): Presumably the same adult as last week, one was
photographed and seen by many May 27-29 off Britannia.
Arctic Tern (Ottawa): Two were reported off Shirley's Bay on May 27 by Mark
Gawn and the same day Bernie Ladouceur reported one off Britannia. Mark
Gawn reported another single off Britannia on June 2.
Arctic Tern (RAINY RIVER): Two birds were reported off Harris Hill on May
30 by Vincent Fyson, Diane Weiler, Jeff Skevington, and Susan Nagy.
Glossy Ibis (Lennox and Addington): Three birds were found at the Martin
Edwards Reserve on Amherst Island on June 2 by Ben Di Labio.
Swainson's Hawk (Bruce): Presumably the same immature as last week, a Huron
Fringe Birding Festival outing led by Kiah Jasper and Ezra Campanelli found
one near Cape Croker on May 29.
SAY'S PHOEBE (Sudbury): William Konze found one along Highway 64 on June 1.
Western Kingbird (Thunder Bay): Susan Nagy, Jeff Skevington, Vincent Fyson,
and Diane Weiler found one at Pass Lake on May 29.
Blue Grosbeak (Bruce): Zane Shantz reported a male near Miller Lake on May
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: