Submitted with permission from Ontbirds coordinator.
Just returned from a 2 week trip to southern James Bay. Eight days were spent
on the northeast point of Charlton Island,
Nunavut, about 25 km west of the Ontario border and about 75 km northeast of
Moosonee. Following is a list of birds
This morning, four American White Pelicans were spotted sitting on the
sandbar beyond the tip of Fish Point Nature Reserve (southwest corner of
the island). They later flew off to the west. A Peregrine Falcon and a
Yellow-throated Vireo were seen there as well. An Osprey was observed
Highlights from Pelee Island today include 5 White Pelicans flying over the
Pelee Island Winery, a Least Bittern and 4 Eastern Bluebirds at Fish Point
(sw corner of island), and a Red-shouldered Hawk near the north shore of
the island. A Tufted Titmouse was reported from the East Beach Campground.
There was a mild reverse movement from about 7- 9 a.m. at Fish Point this
morning consisting mainly of several hundred Baltimore Orioles, a few
Orchard Orioles, Yellow Warblers, and a few Indigo Buntings. An immature
Lesser Black-backed Gull showed up at the tip briefly and a Neotropic
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
It appears from the following data sent to me by Ohio birder, Thomas
Bartlett, that White Pelicans are now more than just vagrants in Lake
Erie's western basin.
Thomas writes: 'I could see several pelicans on the rocks off the west side
of Middle Island from Kelleys Island last May (using a
A male Harris’s Sparrow just appeared at the edge of my driveway, feeding
on grass seed that I’d spread earlier today.
Southeast corner of Pelee Island, 1011 East-West Road.
ONTBIRDS is presented by the Ontario Field
At 9am, I saw and photographed a fall-plumaged Hudsonian Godwit on the tip
of Fish Point on Pelee Island. Fish Point is the southwestern point on the
island, about 3 km south of the west Ferry Dock.
Pelee Island, Ontario
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