August sightings of note

Hummingbird Clearwing Moths are regular visitors at the phlox in our garden. Gwen Forsyth, Lakefield Your column several weeks ago regarding Gypsy Moths really caught our attention. We have a cottage on Jack Lake and recall the infestation back in the 1970s. This past several weeks our cottage there have Read more…

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…

Sightings of note: April 22 to 28

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (20) – Reported Apr 28, 2018 07:39 by Steve Paul – 341 Hiawatha Line, Keene, Ontario, CA (44.178, -78.204), Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Media: 6 Photos – Comments: “Two separate groups eventually came together. Close to 50/50 male/female split. Observed a possible second Read more…

Counting birds at Christmas

The annual Christmas Bird Count reveals the ups and downs of bird populations – and always some surprises. Between mid-December and early January, birders in more than 2,500 localities across North, Central and South America take a break from the holiday festivities to spend a day outside, identifying and counting Read more…

More recent sightings

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1) – Reported Sep 22, 2017 08:09 by McLean Smith – 2 Woodland Dr, Peterborough CA-ON (44.3634,-78.2926), Peterborough, Ontario – Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.363432,-78.292649&ll=44.363432,-78.292649 – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39331356 – Comments: “I am not 100% certain as to the ID of this bird, but based on size, shape, and colouration, Read more…

Great Horned Owl and Peregrine sightings

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) (1) – Reported Nov 15, 2016 21:00 by Jeff Stewart – 621 Carveth Drive, Millbrook, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32578096 – Comments: “heard hooting near house by Annie” Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1) – Reported Nov 16, 2016 12:00 by Basil Conlin – Read more…