For some reason this hasn’t been posted on Ontbirds yet, but there is a Marbled Godwit at Dufferin Islands in Niagara Falls. It is currently along the north side of the Dufferin Islands area, on the north side of the water and about 30 m west of the Niagara Parkway. It is heavily feeding at the moment, paying no heed to pedestrians, Canada Geese and Ring-billed Gulls. I believe this constitutes the first record of this species for Niagara Region, a long-overdue species! It was photographed yesterday by Lisa Prieur Bacon and posted to the Facebook group “Ontario Birds” this morning, at which point it’s identity was confirmed.
Take the QEW to Niagara and exit at McLeod Road. Take McLeod Road east towards the Niagara River and turn left onto the Niagara Parkway. Follow this and Dufferin Islands will be on your left after a few km. There is lots of free parking here along the south and west sides of Dufferin Islands. Good birding, Josh Vandermeulen joshvandermeulen.blogspot.com Sent from my iPhone _______________________________________________ ONTBIRDS is presented by the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) - the provincial birding organization. Send bird reports to email@example.com 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