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 (
Note: After this issue the weekly reports will be paused until August, when
we should start to see some movement of returning migrants. In the interim
any rarities that appear will be reported on the usual channels: the OFO
Discord server and eBird Rare Bird Alerts.
A quiet week with no new arrivals. Here are the highlights:
SURF SCOTER – one still hanging around as of 1 July at Prince Edward Point.
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – five to twelve have been seen every day up to 1 July
at Prince Edward Point.
LEAST BITTERN – three were observed at a restricted site in L&A on 29 June,
as well as one on Gananoque Lake on the 26th. Birds continue to be seen at
Moscow Marsh, and two were seen and photographed at Camden Lake on 29 June.
TRICOLORED HERON – the long-staying bird was last seen at Perch River WMA
on 24 June.
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – two continuing on James Wilson Road, observed on
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER – one was seen while canoeing on Gananoque Lake
on 28 June.
PHILADELPHIA VIREO – one was seen and heard during an off-road point count
in Atlas Square 18TUQ52 on 29 June.
FISH CROW – The downtown Kingston birds were seen on 28 June.
SEDGE WREN – one bird was singing north of Moscow on 30 June. Sadly while
it was being observed the farmer started cutting the field.
ORCHARD ORIOLE – the regular two at Lemoine Point continued up to 1 July.
The continuing bird at Willowbank (west of Gananoque) was seen on 27 June,
and one was observed at Lanes End Park on Amherst Island on 26 June.
PRAIRIE WARBLER – six were counted on Fishing Lake Road on the 28th.
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
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.
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