Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 11:48:19 -0400
From: Festival of Birds <>
Subject: [Ontbirds] Point Pelee NP Migration Report-May 18

Warm southerly breezes greeted birders today. Incoming migrants were not reported in large numbers but there were a few good pockets. About 15 species of warbler were reported. The most numerous species of warbler reported was CANADA.

The Tip had a good group of birds including CANADA, WILSON’S, BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, SCARLET TANAGER, INDIGO BUNTING, NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, and a number of flycatcher species including EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER. One hike leader reported three vireo species (RED-EYED, PHILADELPHIA, and WARBLING) singing in one tree.

The PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS are continuing in their attempt to nest along the Woodland Nature Trail.


Further north in the Cactus Field there was another OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER.

Other YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were spotted on Redbud Trail and Woodland Nature Trail.

Good Birding,

Festival of Birds Hike Leaders
Pete Read, Karl Konze, Todd Pepper, Justin Peter, Jean Iron, Geof Burbidge, Emma Burbidge, Ian Shanahan, Chris Earley, Chris Coultier, Dave Milsom, Dave Jolly, James Lee, Tony Beck, Bruce DiLabio, Jessica Linton, Jody Allair and Paul Pratt.

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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.