Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bird Protection Quebec field trip report, Saturday January 28

25 eager BPQ birders participated in an Urban Birdwatching field trip at the Technoparc in St-Laurent on Saturday morning. Mild temperatures and light winds fortunately made for a very pleasant morning as we did a substantial amount of walking through the Technoparc. We thank Joel Coutu who guided us through the elaborate network of trails in the area. The target birds of the day were two owl species; the Long-eared Owl and the Great Gray Owl. The group, as a whole, was rewarded with the Long-eared Owl on the grounds of the adjacent golf course. A small number of our group remained longer into the early afternoon and were rewarded with looks at not one but two Great Gray Owls, also on the grounds of the golf course. Thanks to BPQ members Chuck Kling and Anthony Joseph for their help in pinning down the location of the owls.

Here is the day's list of 19 official species, and one supplementary addition*. - Sheldon Harvey

Red-tailed Hawk 4, Rock Pigeon 6, Long-eared Owl 1, Great Gray Owl 2  (*seen by just a few of the group after the official wrap-up of the outing) Downy Woodpecker 3 Hairy woodpecker 8, Northern flicker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 3, American Crow 12, Common Raven 4, Black-capped Chickadee 15, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 4, European Starling 100, American Tree Sparrow 3, White-throated Sparrow 3, Dark-eyed Junco 4, Northern Cardinal 12, House Finch 4, House Sparrow 6

Buse à queue rousse 4, Pigeon biset 6, Hibou moyen-duc 1, Chouette lapone 2 (* vu après la conclusion de la sortie), le pic mineur 3, Hairy Woodpecker 8, Pic flamboyant1, Grand pic 3, Corneille d'Amérique 12, Grand corbeau 4, Mésange à tête noire  15, 1 Sitelle à poitrine blanche, Merle d'Amérique 4, Étourneau sansonnet 100, Bruant Hudsonien 3 , Bruant à gorge blanche 3, Junco ardoisé 4, Cardinal rouge 12, Roselin familier 4, Moineau domestique 6

No comments:

Nature Blog Network