Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting July 15, 2022
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Waterloo)
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Hamilton)
Western Meadowlark (Kawartha Lakes)
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
Willet (Huron): One bird was photographed north of Grand Bend on July 20.
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Hamilton): An immature bird was reported from Valens CA
on July 21 by Rowan Keunen.
Western Meadowlark (Kawartha Lakes): The bird found by JulieAnn Prentice on
Shrike Rd on July 3 remained until at least July 20.
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 16.
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: