Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintain records in a 50km radius of
MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share their
sightings with ‘Kingston FN’. Alternatively, please email records directly
to me – contact details below. Please note that some sightings may require
review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise. Species 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 (
Regrets for the delay in posting this – your humble correspondent was off
in the north chasing birds. The week of 10-16 September featured another
good passage of migrants of all types.
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER –a rare sighting of this bird in Frontenac County –
it was found on Salmon Island (an offshore shoal masquerading as an island)
on 12 September with another sighting (possibly the same bird) on the 15th.
Another individual was sighted on the 15th at Sandbanks Provincial Park,
just to the east of the Kingston Circle.
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE – there were two sightings of this scarce migrant: at
Amherstview Sewage Lagoons on 10 September and on Salmon Island on the 15th.
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT – the bird was last reported on 14 September.
FISH CROW – no sightings of the downtown Kingston pair were reported this
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – One was sighted near Brewers Mills on 15 September.
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the 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. KFN members wishing to enter the Invista property must enter
through the west gate and show their membership card to security.
Ducks Unlimited is currently reconstructing the berm around the wetland at
the Martin Edwards Reserve, so the path to the point is off limits.
As always, a big thank you goes to all those who have submitted sightings
directly or via eBird.
N. Anthony Kaduck
Email: kaduckintransit « at » googlemail.com
"The simple step of a simple courageous man is not to partake in falsehood,
not to support false actions" -- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn