This past weekend (June 4th & 5th) 10 birders joined myself and Alfred
Raab exploring the Bruce Peninsula in search of breeding birds. The weather
couldn’t have been much better… with both days having sun and cloud,
starting off fairly cool (8 degrees) but rising up to around 20 degrees in
the afternoons. Saturday was a bit windy for the majority of the day, which
did make birding by ear a challenge, but we still managed to find a good
variety of species.
On Saturday we started off at Hepworth and moved up the peninsula, stopping
at multiple inland lakes as well as along the escarpment by Georgian Bay.
Stops included; Malcolm Bluff, Spry Lake, Wiarton Sewage Lagoons, Sky Lake
and Purple Valley. We ended the day at Isaac Lake in the early evening,
with a total of 103 species.
On Sunday we started at the Tobermory Airport and spent the day birding
around the northern peninsula, including Dyers Bay Road and Cape Hurd Road.
It was another fantastic day of birding, with the total reaching 85
species… and brining is up to 125 for the entire trip.
Highlight birds from the weekend included;