The fall bird migration is well under way at Presqu'ile Provincial Park, and birders who have stayed home throughout the breeding season are also migrating to the Park in increasing numbers. A few interesting sightings have resulted.
A TRUMPETER SWAN was seen a week ago. Among dabbling ducks, singles of AMERICAN BLACK DUCK and NORTHERN PINTAIL have been around for a few days, the first of those species in some time. 42 REDHEADS and 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were the highest counts of both species this summer. A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was also seen. A few COMMON LOONS and a HORNED GREBE
August 27, 2015 - Fred Helleiner
More birders have been visiting Presqu'ile Provincial Park this week in anticipation of seeing fall migrants, and most have not been disappointed.
This is not yet waterfowl season, but a few of note in recent days are an AMERICAN WIGEON, a NORTHERN PINTAIL, three GREEN-WINGED TEAL, a few REDHEADS, about ten WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK. A COMMON LOON was off the lighthouse. GREAT EGRETS can still be seen on High Bluff Island, where they nested. A NORTHERN HARRIER flew in from across Presqu'ile Bay one morning.
This morning an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was on the
August 20, 2015 - Fred Helleiner