Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting November 11, 2022
Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
Eurasian Wigeon (Chatham-Kent)
Harlequin Duck (Algoma, Northumberland, Toronto)
Barrow's Goldeneye (Durham, Grey, Ottawa, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry)
Eared Grebe (Lambton)
PURPLE GALLINULE (Durham)
Purple Sandpiper (Cochrane, Hamilton, Northumberland)
Red Phalarope (Prince Edward)
ALCID sp. (Renfrew)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Hamilton, Ottawa)
Laughing Gull (Essex)
Pacific Loon (Chatham-Kent, Essex, Simcoe)
Cattle Egret (Chatham-Kent, Frontenac, Northumberland)
Black Vulture (Niagara)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Essex)
White-eyed Vireo (Wellington)
Cave Swallow (Chatham-Kent)
Harris's Sparrow (Waterloo)
Details: I have tried to indicate the finder, where known. My apologies to
those who I have left out. You can help me by giving the finder's name(s),
if known, in your eBird checklists.
Eurasian Wigeon (Chatham-Kent): Allen Woodliffe reported one at St. Clair
NWA on November 17.
Harlequin Duck (Algoma): Two birds were at Whitefish Island/Sault Locks
Harlequin Duck (Northumberland): The bird found several weeks ago off High
Bluff Island by Lev Frid continued in Presqu'ile Provincial Park to at
least November 17.
Harlequin Duck (Toronto): The bird found by Paul Lewis on November 8 at
Ashbridge's Bay remained in the general to at least November 14.
Barrow's Goldeneye (Durham): A male was off Whitby in the vicinity of Lynde
Shores November 13-17.
Barrow's Goldeneye (Grey): Presumably the same male found November 3 by
William Gray remained to at least November 13 just north of Owen Sound.
Barrow's Goldeneye (Ottawa): Several observers reported one near Strathcona
Park/the Rideau Tennis Club to at least November 17.
Barrow's Goldeneye (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry): The male found October
28 by Dawn and Robert Scranton around the Long Sault Parkway continued this
week to at least November 15.
Eared Grebe (Lambton): Paul Pratt and Paula O'Rourke reported one off
Ipperwash Beach on November 11.
PURPLE GALLINULE (Durham): The bird found by Jeremy and Tim Logan at Oshawa
Second Marsh on November 6 was last reported November 11.
LIMPKIN (Niagara): One bird was tantalizingly close to Ontario, being seen
from the Ontario shore of the Niagara River while it remained on the
Purple Sandpiper (Cochrane): Several observers at Netitishi Point reported
one there on November 14.
Purple Sandpiper (Hamilton): Sterling Sztricsko reported one flying by Van
Wagners Beach on November 15.
Purple Sandpiper (Northumberland): Several observers reported one from Gull
Island at Presqu'ile on November 13.
Red Phalarope (Prince Edward): Paul Jones photographed one at Charwell
Point on November 15.
Willet (Norfolk): Eric Giles and Lucas Foerster reported one from the Long
Point causeway on November 11.
ALCID sp. (Renfrew): Jeff Skevington reported a large Alcid species
(possibly Thick-billed Murre) on Muskrat Lake in Cobden on November 15.
Black-legged Kittiwake (Hamilton): Up to three birds were reported off Van
Wagner's Beach on November 15.
Black-legged Kittiwake (Ottawa): Mark Gawn found one off Shirley's Bay on
Laughing Gull (Essex): Michael McAllister reported a young bird off Point
Pelee on November 17.
Pacific Loon (Chatham-Kent): Steve Charbonneau and Blake Mann found one off
Rondeau PP's dog beach on November 11 that was last reported November 14.
Pacific Loon (Essex): Michael McAllister and Cameron Chevalier reported one
off Point Pelee on November 12.
Pacific Loon (Simcoe): Up to two birds were reported this week from the
Cattle Egret (Chatham-Kent): One bird continued near Erieau on Bisnett Road
Cattle Egret (Frontenac): One bird continued on Macalpine Rd near Gananoque
Cattle Egret (Northumberland): One bird continued on Huff Road near
Brighton November 11-15.
Black Vulture (Niagara): Up to six birds were reported this week from
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Essex): The bird found by Eddie Beaubien in Brock Park
in Windsor on October 10 was seen by many to at least November 14.
White-eyed Vireo (Wellington): Jeff DeRuyter found one at the Guelph
Wastewater Treatment Plant on November 12 that has been seen by many to at
least November 17.
Cave Swallow (Chatham-Kent): Up to two birds remained in the Erieau area
Harris's Sparrow (Waterloo): Tim Kuntz found one at the rare property in
Cambridge, near the start of the Maple Lane/Grand Allee Trail by Whistle
Bare Road on November 12 that remained to at least November 17.
Dickcissel (Norfolk): Ryan Leys photographed one at LPBO's Old Cut Field
Station on November 15..
Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here: