Sunday, June 29, 2008

BPQ - Summer Series of Birding 2008 - Trip #1 Report

Montreal Saturday June 28th

11 birders gathered at the north gates of Mount Royal Cemetery on Saturday morning for an enjoyable and eventful almost 4-hour longwalk through the grounds, exploring some sections that many of us had not visited previously. We were concerned that rain would arrive at some point during the walk, but we got through with nothing more than overcast skies and a much desired and appreciated fresh breeze that kept down the humidity.

We were greeted upon our arrival by a male singing Indigo Bunting, a good sign of things to come throughout the day. There were several highlights of the day, but nothing topped an real-life nature story that unfolded in front of us in the Mountainview sector of the cemetery. As we were scanning a section of the area for a look at a Brown Thrasher that appeared. The local resident fox appeared from the bushes to have a long and lingering look at this group of eleven people with binoculars. As it turned out, we were pretty much after the same thing he was, but for different reasons!

As the fox turned and roamed through the gravestones into an area of shrubs and smaller trees, it was obvious that birds in the area were well aware of his presence. He was constantly being buzzed by not just the Brown Thrasher, but by several Song Sparrows who obviously had nests in the area. Our foxy friend was obviously on the prowl for a morning snack...and we were cramping his style.

We observed as he slinked around the area, stalking his prey. He madea rush towards a Song Sparrow on the ground, just missing the tip of its tail as he lunged at it. He would not be denied though, as just moments later an unfortunate young robin fell victim and the fox strolled off, bird in mouth, perhaps off to feed his young. Nature takes its course and we were present with a ring-side seat. Most interesting and exciting.

A few other highlights included several additional looks at Indigo Buntings, Eastern Bluebirds and House Wrens. Thanks to Chuck Kling, a regular visitor to the cemetery, for leading us to some proven locations for these species.

We completed our morning with several fly-bys of a calling Merlin, a call by the way which Mary Ellen Graham has perfected in the form of imitation! Just ask her to demonstrate next time you see her.

Our species count was 27. Here is our complete list. Thanks to everyone who participated, particularly the fox!

Great Blue Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, Chimney Swift, HairyWoodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe, Great crested Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, American Goldfinch.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Sightings for Friday June 27th

Montreal East, this morning in front of the old Esso refinery. In the afternoon at the intersection of rues Prince-Albert & avenue Monarque, could be the same bird: Northern mockingbirds (Moqueurs polyglottes) ce matin, chantait face à l’ancienne raffinerie de Esso à Montréal-Est. Puis en après-midi, un 3e à l’intersection des rues Prince-Albert et l’avenue Monarque, encore à Montréal-Est. En fait ces 2 observations sont à peine à 500 mètres l’une de l’autre et pourrait être le même oiseau.
Côte St-Paul: 2 Common nighthawks (Engoulevents d’Amérique) - Richard Guillet

Les Escoumins: rte. 138 west of the village on an electric wire - Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) L'oiseau était posé sur un fil électrique, au bord de la route 138, entrée ouest du village - Renaud Pintiaux

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sightings for Wednesday June 25th

St-Augustin (Lac St-Jean), rue principale in a field beside a yellow house: 51 Sandhill cranes (grues du Canada) sur la rue principale à St-Augustin(Lac St-Jean). Les grues se tiennent dans la pente au fond du champ fauché, ce champ est au sud de la maison jaune qui est à côté
du 952 rue principale. Ce serait plus simple de vous donner l'adresse de la maison jaune, mais je ne l'ai pas. Donc repérer le 952 et c'est le champ à côté de la maison jaune.

Corner of rue principale & rue Belair: Clay-coloured sparrow (bruant des plaines) - Dominique Lavoie

Escoumins, baie des Escoumins: 4 little gulls (Mouettes pygmées) (trois 1er été et un 2ième été). 5 Barrow’s goldeneye (M) (Garrots d'Islande) - Samuel Denault

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sightings for Tuesday June 24th

Pigeon Hill, a small village between St-Armand & Frelighsburg: just after the monument for the soldiers of May 25 1870 - Yellow-throated vireo (Viréo à gorge jaune) au bout du chemin Eccles Hill à Pigeon Hill. C'est un petit village situé entre St-Armand et Frelighsburg. Il est juste après le monument à la mémoire des combatants du 25 mai 1870 - Jean-Guy Papineau

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sightings for Monday June 23rd

Rimouski: Laughing gull (Mouette atricille) à l’Anse-aux-Bécasseaux à Pointe-au-Père -Jean Boulva

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sightings for Sunday June 22nd

Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, behind 1771 chemin Chenal-du-Moine: Marbled godwit (Barge marbrée) arrière du 1771 chemin Chenal-du-Moine. Elle est dans un terrain gazonneux innondé - Jean Lemoyne

Bird Protection Quebec's Field Trip Report - June 21st

A perfect first day of summer for Bird Protection Quebec's early morning solstice trip in southwestern Quebec. Sixteen birders were at the rendezvous point south of Ormstown at 5:30 a.m., a tremendous turnout for this early start time. We had scheduled this trip as a bit of an experiment, and it turned out to be a great success with 68 species of birds observed as we explored a number of roads in this bucolic area of field and forest. One of the highlights came early as we were driving along 3ème rang towards Gore Road when an Upland Sandpiper very co-operatively posed in full view. Gore Road failed to reveal any of its Golden-winged Warblers, but offered up a couple of Field Sparrows as well as lots of Bobolinks and Eastern Meadowlarks. Grassland birds were generally abundant, and most of us had never heard as many Ovenbirds as we did on the roads in forested areas. On Jamieson, we enjoyed the Grasshopper Sparrows, singing from the stakes that have been placed in their field as part of the survey organized by Frédéric Bussière. Another highlight there was a Broad-winged Hawk in flight. We stopped birding at 12:30 (that's 7 hours of non-stopbirding!!!) and enjoyed lunch at the archaeological site on Leahy Road.

Thanks to everyone who came out on this special trip. It was great to see you all, including my friend Sandy Ayer from Calgary, who joined BPQ this year in advance of coming on the Pte. Pelee camping trip in May. This was his first day of birding in Quebec and, by the end of the day, he had a Quebec life list of 70 species, including a Sandhill Crane atDundee, thanks to excellent directions from Monique (merci beaucoup!) on the field trip.

Bird of the Day: Grasshopper Sparrow Temperature: ranging between 14 and 27 degrees Celsius. Weather: Sunny with some cloud All the best, Martin

Species (with total individuals observed): American Bittern 1, Great Blue Heron 1, Green Heron 4, Turkey Vulture 3, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Broad-winged Hawk 1, American Kestrel 3, Merlin 1, Killdeer 13, Upland Sandpiper 1, Wilson's Snipe 4, Ring-billed Gull 10, Rock Pigeon 5, Mourning Dove 13, Cuckoo sp 1, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1, Downy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 3, Eastern Wood-Pewee 6, Alder Flycatcher 3, Willow Flycatcher 1, Least Flycatcher 6, Eastern Phoebe 10, Great Crested Flycatcher 2, Eastern Kingbird 4, Warbling Vireo 5, Red-eyed Vireo 14, Blue Jay 6, Americam Crow 30, Tree Swallow 15, Barn Swallow 6, Black-capped Chickadee 6, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, House Wren 5, Eastern Bluebird 10, Veery 15, Wood Thrush 1, American Robin 15, Gray Catbird 2, Brown Thrasher 3, European Starling 40, Cedar Waxwing 12, Yellow Warbler 25, Chestnut-sided Warbler 2, Black-throated Green Warbler 2, Bay-breasted Warbler 1, Black-and-White Warbler 6, American Redstart 2, Ovenbird 33, Northern Waterthrush 1, Common Yellowthroat 30, Chipping Sparrow 10, Field Sparrow 3, Savannah Sparrow 10, Grasshopper Sparrow 4, Song Sparrow 25, White-throated Sparrow 5, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2, Bobolink 50, Red-winged Bobolink 100, Eastern Meadowlark 20, Common Grackle 4, Brown-headed Cowbird 4, Baltimore Oriole 4, Purple Finch 2, American Goldfinch 40, House Sparrow 20

Sightings for Saturday June 21st

Chateauguay, Ile St-Bernard: 10 Barn Swallows, 20 Tree Swallows, 10 Great Egrets, 4 Great Blue Herons, 2 Black-capped Night Herons, 30 Common Grackles, 40 Red-winged Blackbirds, 2 Common Terns, 4 Black Terns, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 10 American Robins, 2 Blue Jays - Hal Trachtenberg - Click photo to enlarge

Pointe-aux-Outardes, 95 Labrie - GRAY KINGBIRD (TYRAN GRIS) - Lucie Rousseau

Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, behind 1771 chemin Chenal-du-Moine: Marbled godwit (Barge marbrée) arrière du 1771 chemin Chenal-du-Moine. Elle est dans un terrain gazonneux innondé - Jean Lemoyne

Mont-Brun (Abitibi), chemin forestier La Pause: Connecticut Warbler (Paruline à gorge grise) (mâle chanteur) est toujours présente - Sylvie Gagnon

Sightings for Friday June 20th

Valleyfield: Beauharnois canal along the bike path between pont Larocque and the look-out on St-Jean Baptiste 3 Brant geese (bernaches cravant) de la piste cyclable entre le pont Larocque et le belvédère de la rue St-Jean Baptiste sur le canal de Beauharnois - Daniel Lebrun - click photo to enlarge
Cap-à-l'Aigle (Charlevoix-Est): Clay-coloured sparrow (Bruant des plaines) près du Domaine Fraser

Saint-Irénée (Charlevoix-Est): King eider (Eider à tête grise a été), Frankiln’s gull (Mouette de Franklin) a été observée à l'embouchure de la rivière Jean-Noël

La Malbaie (Charlevoix-Est): 2 Lesser blacked gulls (Goélands bruns) ont été observés en face du Canadian Tire - Louis Messely

Sainte-Luce (Bas-Saint-Laurent): Laughing gull (Mouette atricille), 2 Franklin’s gull (Mouettes de Franklin) observées au Vieux Moulin - R & L. St-Laurent

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sightings for Thursday June 19th

Tadoussac, baie de Tadoussac: Lesser black-backed gull (Goéland brun) 1er été observé dans la baie de Tadoussac - Samuel Denault et Samuel Belleau - Click photo to enlarge

Rimouski, on the river north of Canuel islet: Franklin’s gull (Mouette de Franklin) sur la rive nord de l'Ilet Canuel - Guy Gendron

Sightings for Wednesday June 18th

Lachenaie, rue Rochon: Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) - Lucie Bélanger

Sightings for Tuesday June 17th

Verchères, rue de l'aqueduc: Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) - Sébastien Rioux & Marie-Hélène Pitre

Les Escoumins, baie des Escoumins: Little gull (Mouette pygmée) était présente dans la baie des Escoumins derrière la poissonnerie - Samuel Denault, Samuel Belleau et Antoine Casgrain

Sightings for Monday June 16th

Rimouski, rue Hupé: Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) - Régis Fortin

Cacouna, Cacouna marsh: Yellow rail (Râle jaune) a été observé au marais de Cacouna - Guy Gendron

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Bird Protection Quebec's Field Trip Report for June 14th

Dundee, Lac St-Francois Nature Reserve

It was a great pleasure to host a number of out of town birders on today's day-long field trip to the Lac St-Francois Nature Reserve at Dundee, Quebec. Visitors from Saskatoon, Edmonton and Halifax joined BPQ members for a total of 14 birders for a trip that took us through three of the popular birding sites at Dundee, a drive along Ridge Road and a final stop at the marshes at St-Timothee.

We'd like to thank Mr. Serge Bourdon and his staff for welcoming us at Dundee and for a presentation he made on the work taking place atthe reserve. It was hot and humid for most of the day, but at least the forecasted rain and thunder storms did not materialize until a brief shower on the drive home in the late afternoon.

As expected, the Dundee region did not disappoint, and the trip to St-Timothee was just the cherry on the sundae for a great day of birding. Everyone was pleased to have several of the birders on the trip come up with a selection of lifers. It's always great fun welcoming birders from out of town and helping them to track downsome species to add to their lists.

We completed the day with a very impressive 76 species. Highlights of the day included Wild Turkeys; an American Bittern; several Great Egrets; a Peregrine Falcon; 7 species of flycatchers including several Willow Flycatchers, a much desired bird by many on the trip; a Northern Mockingbird (heard but not seen); an Eastern Towhee; and several Bobolinks.

Here is our complete species list for the day. Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Redhead,Ring-necked Duck, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Common Moorhen, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, Common Tern, Black Tern, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker,Eastern Wood-Pewee, Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Veery, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch and House Sparrow.

Thank you to everyone who turned out and best wishes for a safe triphome to our birding friends from abroad.


Sightings for Thursday June 12th

Québec, parc Chauveau at the start of rue Emile-Benoît: Carolina wren (Troglodyte de Caroline) - Louis Messely

Les Escoumins, baie des Escoumins: Black-headed gull (Mouette rieuse) dans la baie des Escoumins derrière la poissonnerie - Samuel Denault, Samuel Belleau

St-Thomas de Joliette, Domaine Lafortune (Lanaudière): White-winged dove (Tourterelle à ailes blanches) chez Nicole Coulombe - Nicole Coulombe

Sightings for Friday June 13th

Boucherville Parc de la Frayère à Boucherville - Chukar (Perdrix Choukar) dans un sentier d'une partie boisée du parc, près du fleuve - Richard Paquette

near the Pointe-au-Père lighthouse: 2 Northern mockingbirds (Moqueurs polyglottes) près du phare de Pointe-au-Père - Mario Grégoire, Lise Hupé, Mario Bergeron et Francine Grégoire

Sightings for Wednesday June 11th

Les Escoumins, baie des Escoumins: Black-headed gull (Mouette rieuse) dans la baie des Escoumins derrière la poissonnerie - Jean-Guy Beaulieu

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sightings for Tuesday June 10th

Rimouski, 17 ième rue est & rue Hupé: Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) - Régis Fortin

Montreal, Parc Lafontaine: still being seen - Eastern screech owl (Petit-duc maculé) l'endroit exact est du côté de l'étang sud, le plus grand, qui "reçoit" l'eau de la chute artificielle, juste de l'autre côté du petit pont. Il y a un gros rocher plat dans le milieu de l'eau - Francine Tougas

Sainte-Catherine, at the small bay of the Sainte-Catherine locks: Lesser black-backed gull (Goéland brun) était présent dans la petite baie aux écluses de Sainte-Catherine - Louise Simard et Yves Payette

Sightings for Monday June 9th

Montreal Botanical Gardens: Black-billed cuckoo (Coulicou à bec noir) près de l'Étang de la Maison de l'Arbre et 2 Wood ducks (Canard branchu) l'Étang du Jardin des First Nations - Lucette d'Amours
Parc Lafontaine: Eastern screech owl (Petit-duc maculé) l'endroit exact est du côté de l'étang sud, le plus grand, qui "reçoit" l'eau de la chute artificielle, juste de l'autre côté du petit pont. Il y a un gros rocher plat dans le milieu de l'eau - Francine Tougas

Le Bic, at the mouth of rivière Hatée : 2 Laughing gulls (Mouettes atricilles) ont été vues à l'embouchure de la rivière Hatée - R. St-Laurent

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Sightings for Sunday June 8th

Hinchinbrooke, Montée Rockburn: Pine warbler (Paruline des pins), Yellow-rumped warbler (Paruline à croupion jaune)
chemin Gowan: 10 Cedar waxwings (Jaseur d'Amérique), Vesper sparrow (Bruant vespéral)

Elgin, chemin Paul: Clay-coloured sparrow (Bruant des plaines) - Régis Fortin

Verdun, from the look-out near parc des rapides: 2 Caspian tern (Sternes caspiennes), Dunlin (Bécasseaux variables), Bonaparte’s gulls (Mouettes de Bonaparte) - Sylvain Mathieu

Cap-à-l'Aigle, near Domaine Fraser: Clay-coloured sparrow (Bruant des plaines) chantait près du Domaine Fraser. Marquis Lachance & Alain Côté

Québec, rue Murray: Swallow-tailed kite (Milan à queue fourchue) - Christiane Simard

Sightings for Saturday June 7th

Iles-Des-Boucherville: Northern Flicker, Song Sparrows, Eastern Kingbirds, Warbling Vireos, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warblers, Mallards, Rusty Blackbirds, Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, Ring-billed Gulls, Brown Thrasher, Black-capped Chickadees, Brown-headed Cowbird - Hal Trachtenberg - Click photo to enlarge

Châteauguay, Île Saint-Bernard - refuge faunique Marguerite-D'Youville: Olive-sided flycatcher, Warblers – Blackpoll, Yellow, Common yellowthroat, Great egrets, Great blue herons, Black-crowned night-herons, Black terns, Common terns, Marsh wren, Brown thrasher, Gray catbird
Moucherolle à côtés olive était perché et visible de la grande digue, Parulines - rayée jaunes et masquées. Grandes Aigrettes, Grands Hérons, Bihoreaux gris, Guifettes noires et Sternes pierregarins. Troglodyte des marais, Moqueurs roux, Moqueur chat
- Monique Groulx

Parc-Nature de l'Ile Bizard: Common moorhen, Least bittern, Wood duck, Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Tree swallows, Cliff swallow, Marsh wren, Gray catbird, Brown thrasher, American redstart, Yellow warbler, Song & Swamp sparrows, Eastern Towhee, Great creasted flycatcher, Warbling vireo, Red-eyed vireo, Alder flycatcher, Eastern wood-Pewee, Red-shouldered hawk
Gallinule Poule d'eau, 1 Petit Blongios, 2 Canard branchu en vol, 1 Pic maculé, hirondelle bicolore et 1 à front blanc, troglodyte des marais, 1 Moqueur chat et un roux. Paruline: flamboyante et la jaune, des bruant chanteur et des marais, 1 Tohi à flancs roux. Entendu: plusieurs Tyran huppé, 1 Viréo mélodieux et quelques uns aux yeux rouges, 1 Moucherolle des aulnes, quelques Pioui de l'est, 1 Buse à épaulettes en tout 48 espèces - Lucette d'Amours

Cap Tourmente: Nelson’s sharp-tailed sparrow, 13 warbler species including Wilson’s warbler, Olive-side flycatcher, Yellow-bellied flycatcher, Least sandpiper, Northern mockingbird, Peregrine falcon
82 espèces 2 Bruants de Nelson chantaient et paradaient dans les champs humides à l'ouest de la Grande Ferme, son terrain de prédilection. Aussi 13 espèces de parulines (dont au moins 3 p. à calotte noire), 1 Moucherolle à côtés olive, 1 Moucherolle à ventre jaune, une vingtaine de Bécasseaux minuscules, 1 Moqueur polyglotte, 1 Faucon pèlerin - Gaétan Lord, Gérard Cyr et Jean-Denis Poulin
Val-d'Or: Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) a été observé au parc à résidus miniers de East-Sullivan à Val-d'Or - Raymond Ladurantaye

Sightings for Friday June 6th

Jonquière, rue Beauchemin: Clay-coloured sparrow (Bruant des plaines) - Germain Savard

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Sightings for Thursday June 5th

Montreal, Mount-Royal Cemetery: Eastern bluebird, Brown thrasher, Indigo bunting, Olive-sided flycatcher, Alder flycatcher, Eastern wood pewee, Rose-breasted grosbeak, Red-shouldered hawk, Turkey vulture
Merlebleu de l’est, Moqueur roux, Passerin indigo, Moucherolle à côté olive, Moucherolle des Aulnes et Pioui de l'est, Cardinal à poitrine rose, Buse à épaulettes Urubu à tête rouge.
33 espèces - Lucette d'Amours

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Sightings for Wednesday June 4th

parc des Îles-de-Boucherville, on the Grande Rivière channel: White-winged scoter (macreuse brune), Eastern kingbird (tyran tritri), Northern flicker (pic flamboyant), Brown-headed cowbird (vacher à tête brune), Yellow warbler (paruline jaune) etc. - Louise Dumont

Mont-Brun (Abitibi), chemin Forestier La Pause: 2 Connecticut Warblers (Parulines à gorge grise) vues et un autre individu entendu dans le chemin forestier La Pause. Sylvie Gagnon

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Sightings for Tuesday June 3rd

St Lambert, Merton Street: 2 Common Nighthawks (Engoulevent d’Amérique) - Mark Tomalty

Baie du Febvre, route Janelle on the ponds: 2 Wilson’s phalaropes, Northern shovelers, Black terns, Gadwall, Lesser scaup, Redheads
phalaropes de Wilson, canards souchet, guillefettes noires, canards chipeaux, petits fuligules fuligules, à tête rouge

In the marsh: American coots, Common moorhens, Pied-billed grebes, Kingfisher, Redhead, Ring-necked duck, Wood duck, Ruddy duck, Common yellowthroat, Yellow warblers, Northern harrier
In the fields: Solitary sandpiper, Killdeer
Dans le marais du fond, foulques d'amérique, de poule d'eau, de grèbes à bec bigarré, 1 martin pêcheur, fuligules à tête rouge, fuligule à collier (2 mâles), un canard branchu mâle et un seul érismature rousse. 2 parulines masquées, et aussi 3 parulines jaunes. Et un busard St-Martin. Dans les champs, des chevaliers solitaires ainsi que quelques pluviers kildir.
Also seen: Bald eagle, Turkey vultures, Great blue herons, Green-winged teal, American wigeon
A l'arrêt La Sarcelle, pygargue à tête blanche immature perché dans le haut d'un arbre. Un urubus à tête rouge en vol. Dans l'eau, il y avait 4 grands hérons, sarcelles à ailes vertes, canards d'amérique. - Manon Roy

Monday, June 02, 2008

Sightings for Monday June 2nd

Verdun, Lasalle border: 3 artic terns (Sternes arctiques) sur les rochers à la limite de Verdun et LaSalle
Lachine, at the end of the pier: 2 Brant geese (Bernaches cravants) au bout de la jetée à Lachine - Richard Guillet

Île des Sœurs: Blackpoll warbler (Paruline rayée), Yellow-throated vireo (Viréo à gorge jaune) L'oiseau chantait près du petit quai du lac des Battures. - Pierre Bannon

Rimouski: Tri-coloured heron (Aigrette tricolour) a été repérée dans les marelles à proximité du sentier du littoral à Rimouski. 1.5 km à l'ouest du pont de la route 132 qui traverse la rivière Rimouski Rosaire Pelletier

Sightings for Sunday June 1st

Saint-Barthélemy, autoroute 40 east exit 155: Eurasian wigeon (Canard siffleur), Wilsons’s phalarope (Phalarope de Wilson) dans les champs encore inondés à Saint-Barthélemy. L'oiseau était visible à partir du trottoir de bois aménagé le long de la halte aux Oies des neiges, sortie 155 de l'autoroute 40 Est. - Yves Gauthier, Suzanne Morand

Tadoussac: rue du pont gravé: Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) - Renaud Pintiaux

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu collège Marcelin Champagnat: Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) chantait sur le terrain du collège Marcelin Champagnat - Marcel Gauthier

Rimouski: Tri-coloured heron (Aigrette tricolour) a été repérée dans les marelles à proximité du sentier du littoral à Rimouski. 1.5 km à l'ouest du pont de la route 132 qui traverse la rivière Rimouski – Jean Boulva & Rosaire Pelletier

Sightings for Saturday May 31st

Baie-du-Febvre, route Janelle: Red-Necked phalarope (F) (Phalarope à bec étroit), 4 Wilson’s phalaropes (Phalaropes de Wilson) - Carl Gauvreau

Parc Forillon (Gaspésie) - Orchard oriole (Oriole de vergers) L'oiseau fut observé lors des 24 heures de Forillon à partir du stationnement dans le secteur nord du parc soit Le castor. -Chantal Dufort et David Épagnoux

Rimouski: Tri-coloured heron (Aigrette tricolour) a été repérée dans les marelles à proximité du sentier du littoral à Rimouski. 1.5 km à l'ouest du pont de la route 132 qui traverse la rivière Rimouski - A. et F. Villeneuve

Sightings for Friday May 30th

Cap Tourmente: Short-eared owl (Hibou des marais) a été observé à la sortie du cap Tourmente, un peu plus près du village de Cap-Tourmente. - Maurice Raymond et Daniel Campeau

Tadoussac: Northern mockingbird (Moqueur polyglotte) dans le secteur de la rue des Récollets 18h15, le Moqueur polyglotte est un peu plus haut dans le village, secteur de la rue du pont grave - Renaud Pintiaux

Sightings for Thursday May 29th

Saint-Gédéon: Lesser blacked gull (Goéland brun) au ruisseau Gandmont - Germain Savard

Lac-des-Écorses: Lesser blacked gull (Goéland brun) a été observé sur le lac des Écorces - Antoine Montpetit
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