Chimney Swifts

The Spring 2016 swift watches gave us some really interesting numbers.  The peak was on May 17 when Dan Williams saw 123 enter the roost. A Merlin was seen by several people harassing the swifts and keeping them from getting into the roosts. Heavy rain before normal roost time seemed Read more…

Recent bird sightings of note

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) (3) – Reported Jun 01, 2016 20:16 by Iain Rayner – Peterborough–Fairbairn Street wetland, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1) – Reported Jun 05, 2016 10:58 by Donald Sutherland – Lang-Hastings Trail–Technology Dr to CR 35, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Read more…

Three sightings of uncommon birds

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) (1) – Reported May 26, 2016 20:15 by Matthew Tobey – Fleming Forest, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Media: 1 Photo Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1) – Reported May 27, 2016 07:47 by Joshua D. Vandermeulen – CA–ON–PETE–Havelock–study site (2015), Peterborough, Ontario – Map: Read more…