Monday, May 12, 2008

Bird Protection Quebec's Field Trip Report for May 11th

Twelve birders participated in the Mother's Day field trip to SummitPark, despite the early 7:00 a.m. start. It was a beautiful sunnymorning, little wind and perfect temperature for a walk in the woods.

After we finished up at the Summit, 7 of us weren't yet "birded out"so continued on for a quick tour around Mount Royal cemetery.A total of 38 species, plus one unidentified hawk, were seen.

Bird of the day would have to be the ovenbird - for once seen and notheard! - that sat right out in the open on a dead branch, givingeveryone a chance to get a good long look.

Turkey vulture, Red-shouldered hawk, Ring-billed gull, Rock pigeon, Mourning dove, Chimney swift, Downy woodpecker, Hairy woodpecker, Northern flicker, Pileated woodpecker, Great crested flycatcher, Blue-headed vireo, Blue jay, American crow, Tree swallow, Black-capped chickadee, Red-breasted nuthatch, White-breasted nuthatch, House wren, Ruby-crowned kinglet, American robin, Gray catbird, European starling, Black-throated blue warbler, Yellow-rumped warbler, Black-and-white warbler, American redstart, Ovenbird, Chipping sparrow, Song sparrow, White-throated sparrow, Northern cardinal, Rose-breasted grosbeak, Common grackle, Brown-headed cowbird, House finch, American goldfinch, House sparrow


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