Montréal, Parc-nature de l’île-de-la-Visitation
Might be very interesting on this upcoming BPQ walk for warblers this Wednesday.
A total of 50 species were seen and heard (a few new species were observed by some members & myself (3) after most of the group left). This morning we enjoyed watching the female Canada Goose, wing covering her 7 goslings. Duck species were Wood, Mallard, Black, Wigeon & Hooded Merganser. The park's mascot & most likely the best place to see Night-crowned Herons on the island of Montreal, was at his usual spot. Our resident Eastern Screech-Owl, who seemed warm & comfortable in his tree cavity seemed unfazed by the group. Warbling Vireos, Yellow Warblers, seem the only species singing this morning with the strong winds (25km/h). A boreal species seem comfortable in this weather like Pine Siskins seen feeding in trees with local species. Only 7 species of warblers, which is low for this time of year in the park (15 species is more the norm, proving it's a late spring for certain species) was seen or heard. Yellow, Redstart, Black-throated, Yellow-rumped, Chestnut-sided (1st year male), Northern Parula & Nashville Warblers. A beautiful male & heavily marked femelle Baltimore Orioles were observed feeding low in the trees.
All the species and details plus more than 40 photos can be seen on the eBird list:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29678301
Canada Goose, Mallard, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Hooded Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Rock Dove, Eastern screech owl, Chimney Swift, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phebe, Great-crested Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Common Crow, Northern Raven, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Nashville Warbler, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Baltimore Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow
Bernache du Canada, Canard colvert, Canard branchu, Canard d'Amérique, Harle couronné, Cormoran à aigrettes, Bihoreau gris, Épervier de Cooper, Chevalier grivelé, Goéland à bec cerclé, Goéland argenté, Pigeon biset, Petit duc maculé, Martinet ramoneur, Pic chevelu, Pic mineur, Pic flaboyant, Moucherolle phébi , Tyran huppé, Viréo à tête bleue, Viréo mélodieux, Viréo aux yeux rouges, Corneille d'Amérique, Grand Corbeau, Hirondelle bicolore, Mésange à tête noire, Sittelle à poitrine blanche, Roitelet à couronne rubis, Merle d'Amérique, Moqueur chat, Étourneau sansonnet, Paruline à joues grises, Paruline flamboyante, Paruline jaune, Paruline à croupion jaune, Paruline à collier, Paruline bleue, Paruline à flancs marron, Bruant chanteur, Bruant à gorge blanche, Bruant familier, Cardinal rouge, Oriole de Baltimore, Carouge à épaulettes, Quiscale bronzé, Vacher à tête brune,Roselin familier, Tarin des pins, Chardonneret jaune, Moineau domestique