Tue, 5 May 2015 11:38:12 -0400
From: Festival of Birds <festivalofbirds2015@gmail.com>
To: ONTBIRDS <birdalert@ontbirds.ca>
Subject: [Ontbirds] Point Pelee NP Migration Report -May 5, 2015
A great day so far, especially at the Tip between 6 and 8 am, when a lot of birds were moving around. Noted offshore were Surf and White-winged Scoter and many Common Terns as well as other usual species. With the wind out of the East there was little movement off the Tip but birds were concentrated on the West side, and low in the shrubs along the edge, even down into the rocks. Many sparrows such as White-crowned, Field and others were in the grassy areas and along that side. Among the 18 species of warbler there was a Hooded and a couple of Blue-winged Warblers. Both Baltimore and Orchard Oriole, Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting were noted. A large number of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks came in last night. A Northern Mockingbird and Brown Thrasher were moving along the West side. There were two Marsh Wrens, one near the Tip and one at the Solar Panel. Someone spotted a Virginia Rail near the Solar Panel as well.

Further north of the Tip, Red-headed Woodpecker was spotted at the Sparrow Field.

A just received report of a Henslow’s Sparrow along the West Beach Trail about 50m south of the West Beach Parking lot. Please remember to stay on trail and respect the birding code of ethics when looking for this or any other rare bird in the Park.

There was an American Bittern in a tree along the Redbud Trail.

A Cerulean Warbler was found on the Chinquapin Trail, at the north end of Tilden Woods. Blue-winged Warbler, Northern Parula, Orange-crowned Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo at that end of the woods.

No reports have come in from points outside the Park at this time.

Good Birding,

Festival of Birds Hike Leaders
Pete R, Karl, Todd, Justin, Sarah, Jeremy, Jean, Geoff, Ian, Chris, Dave, Bruce, Cameron, Scott, Ken and Iain

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RBGR - Kim Reid

RBGR – Kim Reid

Scarlet Tanager - Karl Egressy

Scarlet Tanager – Karl Egressy

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Red-headed Woodpecker (Karl Egressy)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Karl Egressy)

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.