Thursday, April 23, 2009

Jim Houghton Warbler Walk - Westmount Summit - Tues 21 April 09

The trees and paths were bare - no more snow! After a couple beautiful sunny days with temperature as high as 18 degrees C the week before, we were greeted with rain and cold and windy conditions. Thanks to the four birders who arrived on time at 7:00 am in spite of the weather unpleasant conditions and observed 14 species after a one and a half hours walk.

Ring-billed Gull, 2 Goéland à bec cerclé
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 2 Pic maculé
Downy Woodpecker, 1 Pic mineur
Hairy Woodpecker, 2 Pic chevelu
Northern Flicker, 1 Pic flamboyant
American Crow, 10 Corneille d'Amérique
Black-capped Chickadee, 4 Mésange à tête noire
Golden-crowned Kinglet, 6 Roitelet à couronne dorée
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1 Roitelet à couronne rubis
American Robin, 6 Merle d'Amérique
European Starling, 8 Étourneau sansonnet
Fox Sparrow, 2 Bruant fauve
Dark-eyed Junco, 20 Junco ardoisé
Northern Cardinal, 2 Cardinal rouge

Next walk will be on Tuesday, 28 April 09. Here's hoping for more spring-like conditions, and good birding for those departing for/or already at other more distant locations - Kyra Emo

Jim Houghton Spring Warbler Walks

Tuesday April 28, 7:00 am - 10:00 am

This event repeats every week until Tuesday May 26, 2009.

Summit Park Lookout - Au Belvédère du Summit Park

7:00 AM Tuesdays on April 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26
7 h 00 les mardis le 21, 28 avril et le 5, 12, 19, et 26 mai

Summit Park is a wooded area, transected with numerous footpaths. From mid-April to late May, spring migrants find the Summit an attractive place in which to rest and feed. At least 33 warbler species have been seen there over the years, and 24 warbler species are seen each year. Come and participate in one or all of the Jim Houghton Spring Warbler Walks led by Kyra Emo; it's a perfect start to a spring day.

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