It's a beautiful day in the Park today. There are many resident species and a few migrants, but not a large volume of birds.
The weather is very calm today, so there was not much reverse movement off the Tip, but the BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE was flying very high up with some BLUE JAYS. A KIRTLAND'S WARBLER was found north of the "Serengeti" tree (a large Honey Locust) on the West Beach Trail north of the Tram Loop at the Tip. Also a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen at The Tip. Three AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen from the Visitor Centre flying north along the east side of the park just before lunch time. A HOODED WARBLER was heard just south of the Visitor Centre, along the main road to the Tip. The best birding seems to be in Tilden Woods, especially near the boardwalks. Outside the Park, a male WILSON'S PHALAROPE and first summer LITTLE GULL were seen at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area. Good Birding, Festival of Birds Hike Leaders Pete Read, Karl Konze, Justin Peter, Jean Iron, Geof Burbidge, Emma Burbidge, Chris Earley, Chris Coultier, Dave Milsom, Bruce DiLabio, Jessica Linton, Jeremy Bensette, Amanda Guercio and Paul Pratt. The Festival of Birds runs from May 1 - 21. For a detailed schedule visit: www.festivalofbirds.ca For highlights and other updates follow us at www.twitter.com/PointPeleeNP The Festival is brought to you by Parks Canada - Point Pelee National Park and the Friends of Point Pelee. Hikes are generously supported by Quest Nature Tours. Shorebird Viewing Nights are brought to you in partnership with Ontario Field Ornithologists and Essex Region Conversation Authority and Pelee Wings Nature Store. _______________________________________________ ONTBIRDS is presented by the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) - the provincial birding organization. Send bird reports to firstname.lastname@example.org For information about ONTBIRDS including how to unsubscribe visit http://www.ofo.ca/site/page/view/information.ontbirdssetup Posting guidelines can be found at http://www.ofo.ca/site/page/view/information.ontbirdsguide Visit the OFO Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OntarioFieldOrnithologists