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…

Sightings of note: January 14 to 20

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) (1) – Reported Jan 20, 2018 14:00 by Alexandra Israel – Lang Area, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42106339 – Media: 1 Photo – Comments: “Alerted by mobbing chickadees. Only general location given.”               Gray Jay (Northern) (Perisoreus Read more…

Recent sightings of note: Nov. 5 – 11

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) (1) – Reported Nov 11, 2017 10:04 by Donald A. Sutherland – Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Comments: “male” American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (1) – Reported Nov 11, 2017 10:04 by Donald A. Sutherland – Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario – Comments: “male” Read more…

Exciting local birding opportunities continue

King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) (1) – Reported Dec 03, 2016 09:01 by Peterborough County Birds Database – Pigeon Lake–Fothergill Isle Causeway, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32834457 – Comments: “Continuing bird; similar size to nearby White-winged Scoter; brownish body with paler brown head” Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1) – Read more…

Some sightings of note

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2) – Reported Nov 18, 2016 08:30 by Iain Rayner – Chemong Lake–west end of causeway, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32603609 – Comments: “2 Female types 300 M – 500 M north of causeway. IDeable through binoculars.” Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) – Reported Read more…