Sunday, July 22, 2018

2018 BPQ Summer Series Field Trip #3 Report - Saturday, July 21

Combine great weather with a new birding location for BPQ and 22 participants turn out for a great walk through the McFee Brook Interpretive Centre and Sentier de la Nature in Venise-en-Quebec. The site is a nice laid out hiking trail and winding boardwalk through territory south of Highway 202 just west of the Mississquoi Bay. We tacked on a short visit to Rang des Cotes in nearby Henryville to wrap up the morning with a total of 50 species. Very nice to see a few new faces in the group today as well. Here is our list of species for the day, broken down into the two locations:


Wood Duck 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 1
Osprey 1
Virginia Rail 1
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Falcon species 1
Eastern wood-Pewee 5
Flycatcher species 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 4
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 10
Black-capped Chickadee 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 1
Veery 2
Thrush species 1
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 6
Cedar Waxwing 6
Northern Waterthrush 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Yellow Warbler 6
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 6
House Finch 1
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 24

Henryville - Rang des Cotes

Wood Duck 7
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Rock Pigeon 8
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Purple Martin 3
Cliff Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 24
Cedar Waxwing 1
Song Sparrow 1

Thanks to all of the participants today and a special thanks to Tristan Jobin, and another member of the Haut-Richelieu Birding Club, for directing us around this excellent birding site.

Sheldon Harvey

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