Sunday, April 23, 2006

Bird Protection Quebec field trip for Saturday April 22

Baie-du-Febvre: 13 birders showed up for the trip on this overcast but very pleasantday (14 degrees C.) 60 species were seen, 3 of which -Ross's Goose, Bald Eagle, andPectoral Sandpiper- were observed after the official count.The bird of the day was undoubtedly the Glossy Ibis seen close up andby all at the very outset of the trip. 18 species of waterfowl were seen, including an estimated 200,000 SnowGeese, 1 Ross's Goose, Canada Geese, Redhead, both Teal and both Scaup, numerous Pintail and Ring-necked, Ruddy Duck, Hooded Merganser, etc.Shorebirds were Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Stilt Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Dunlin, and both Yellowlegs.A very enjoyable day spent in good company.

Good birding,Guy Zenaitis

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