Point Pelee
Fri, May 19, 2023 3:55 PM

Another fine day at Point Pelee Park. With the south winds some migrants have come in. Birding is fairly steady. About 21 species of warbler have been noted. At the Tip this morning, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and LITTLE GULL were noted, and SANDERLING, RUDDY TURNSTONE were seen. Also seen in the woods near the Tip, an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was seen.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was located at the southern end of Redbud Trail.

PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue to been seen on Woodland Trail, especially at bridge F. But they have also been reported Tilden, and at DeLaurier Trail on the marsh side.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen flying north through Woodland Nature Trail.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was noted on the grass near the picnic tables on the east side of the VC visitor centre.

In Tilden Woods a good variety of migrants were noted including MOURNING WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER, and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH.

We have not heard any other reports as of yet.

Good Birding,

Alan Watson, Chris Earley, Dale Wenger, Dana Latour, Emma Burbidge, Eric Baldo, Gabriel Foley, Jean Iron, Justin Peter, Kyle Horner, Mike Burrell, Mike Kent, Pete Read, Stewart MacDonald, Tim Arthur, William Konze

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