Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting July 9, 2021
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Chatham-Kent, Hastings, Norfolk)
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW (Prince Edward)
Franklin's Gull (Norfolk)
Black Vulture (Niagara)
Western Meadowlark (Middlesex)
Blue Grosbeak (Norfolk)
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Chatham-Kent): Three birds spent July 9 on
private property between Morpeth and Palmyra.
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Hastings): One bird spent July 13 in Victoria
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Norfolk): The flock of 16 birds discovered in
Port Dover on July 8 continued to July 13 after being enjoyed by many
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW (Prince Edward): The Hilltop Rd bird is back for its
eighth year and was reported on July 9.
Franklin's Gull (Norfolk): An adult was at Hastings Drive on Long Point on
Black Vulture (Niagara): One bird was reported in Queenston July 14.
Western Meadowlark (Middlesex): One bird continued on Newbiggen Drive near
Glencoe this week.
Blue Grosbeak (Norfolk): The young male continued from last week, being
seen and heard pretty much daily in the field at the SE corner of Hwy 24
and E Quarter Line, north of Port Rowan.
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird
and the Ontario Birds Discord server (https://discord.gg/EXJ5S9e); most
other sources are listed here: