[Ontbirds] Shorebird numbers climbing at West Perth Wetlands (Mitchell)

2016-07-28 Thread Dave & Tracey Brown
Hi folks, Just a quick update on the state of the wetland cells at Mitchell. The shorebird cell behind the parking lot is now almost completely dried up with just some water at the west end nearest the bushlot and almost completely covered by an algae pad. The cell behind the plant is great

[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 28 Jul 2016

2016-07-28 Thread David Suggs
- RBA * New York * Buffalo * 07/28/2016 * NYBU1607.28 - Birds mentioned --- Please submit reports to dsu...@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org --- AMERICAN AVOCET WILLET SEMIPALMATED PLOVER SEMIPALM.

[Ontbirds] Presqu'ile Birding Report for Week Ending July 28, 2016

2016-07-28 Thread Fred Helleiner
Presqu'ile Provincial Park, like much of southern Ontario, has been experiencing relentless hot weather, but that has not deterred a number of birders from seeking out birds that would otherwise be unwatched. What they are finding includes several species normally seen either as single birds

[Ontbirds] White Pelican nesting in Lake Erie confirmed!

2016-07-28 Thread Y. Robert Tymstra
With increasing numbers of White Pelicans showing up in Western Lake Erie over the last couple of years, it wasn't too surprising to finally find evidence of nesting. On July 19, I found several nests on Big Chicken Island (about 7 nautical miles west of Pelee Island). The island is really a

[Ontbirds] Ottawa/ Gatineau-recent sightings to July 28, 2016

2016-07-28 Thread k_zbitnew2 k_zbitnew2
Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec Compiler: Gregory Zbitnew at k_zbitn...@bell.net or sighti...@ofnc.ca July 28, 2016 Finally, after several weeks, there have been some highlights. On the 25th, at Shirley’s bay, both