A wonderful birding day in the Park today. Many trails have had reports of excellent numbers of migrants. About 25 species of warbler have been seen so far.The highlights at the Tip included a couple of DICKCISSEL and a first year LITTLE GULL. A very good number of warblers were also noted there. A MARSH WREN was seen on the rocks on the west side of the Tip.
A KIRTLAND’S WARBLER was noted briefly on the side trail on the east side of the point north of the washrooms at the Tip. (Aka the old Tram loop)
A LECONTE’S SPARROW was at the Sparrow Field. On the path into the field a SEDGE WREN was seen.
Just north of there on the Post Woods trail, a WORM-EATING WARBLER was seen.
On Woodland Trail, there has been a report of a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and several PROTHONOTARY WARBLERs continue to be seen.
It was very birdie in Tilden Woods as well. A number of species were noted along Shuster before going into the woods, including WILSON’S and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and many warbler species were found in Tilden. A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO has been seen there too.
There was a report of an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER just north of Madbin Jina on the seasonal trail.
And a MOURNING WARBLER was found just south of Northwest Parking area.
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