February 2020 sightings of interest

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) (1) – Reported Feb 01, 2020 17:19 by Matthew Tobey – Peterborough Municipal Airport–pond, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2376419,-78.3566642&ll=44.2376419,-78.3566642 – Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64024864 – Comments: “Calling from woodlot between Moncrief Line and the airport.” Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (10) – Reported Feb 02, 2020 08:15 by Read more…

September sightings of note

Peterborough Field Naturalists Sunday AM Nature Walk (Sept. 30) Today, a group of us walked along the hydro corridor west of Hetherington Dr. (just south of Woodland) and into the north end of University Heights Park. We enjoyed the abundant asters (e.g., New England, Heath, Panicled, Heart-leaved), Zig-Zag Goldenrod, White Read more…

Eastern Screech-owl in Ennismore

This Eastern Screech-owl showed up in our drive shed in Ennismore on Saturday, February 4. We live just south of the Yankee Line. Steve Plunkett, Ennismore Note: Screech-owls may be increasing in the Kawarthas. A record four birds were tallied on the 2016 Peterborough Christmas Bird Count.  D.M.

Recent sightings of note

Common Loon (Gavia immer) (1) – Reported Jan 20, 2017 12:00 by Dave Milsom – Lakefield Marsh, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Comments: “continuing bird diving near red marker buoy” Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) (1) – Reported Jan 15, 2017 14:15 by Michael Light – Harold Town Read more…

March: A very vocal time for owls

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) (1) – Reported Mar 15, 2016 23:45 by Scott Gibson – 1_Gibson Home – Bissonnette Dr., Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Comments: “continuing. giving clear tremolo, closer to house than on other dates.” Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) (1) – Reported Mar 14, 2016 Read more…