Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip Report" Saturday March 15

4 birders made it to the Boisé-Ste-Dorothée. Despite the bad weather forecast, the morning was quite enjoyable with mild temperatures and just a little rain. The sun even came out at about 10. The wind picked up by mid morning, especially by the river, announcing the cold front coming back tonight.

We first visited the Boisé Ste Dorothée and feeders closeby where we in partcular enjoyed a nice group of cedar wawxwings, a white-crowned sparrow (our first of the year) and the singing house finches.

We then visited the barrage du grand moulin and the Laval marina. Waterfowl was scarce except for mallards and American black ducks. An almost entirely white 'mallard' (except for the head and tail) was an intriguing find in the large group of ducks. - Frédéric Hareau

Canada Goose 1, American Black Duck 26, Mallard 70, Common Goldeneye 4, Common Merganser 2, Herring Gull 5, Great Black-backed Gull 14, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12, Downy Woodpecker 5, Hairy Woodpecker 3, American Crow 13, Black-capped Chickadee 26, White-breasted Nuthatch 4, American Robin 2, European Starling 2, Cedar Waxwing 12, American Tree Sparrow 10, White-crowned Sparrow 1, Dark-eyed Junco 2, Northern Cardinal 6, Red-winged Blackbird 2, House Finch 5, House Sparrow 2

Bernache du Canada 1, Canard noir 26, Canard colvert 70, Garrot à oeil d'or 4, Grand Harle 2, Goéland argenté 5, Goéland marin 14, Pigeon biset 12, Pic mineur 5, Pic chevelu 3, Corneille d'Amérique 13, Mésange à tête noire 26, Sittelle à poitrine blanche 4, Merle d'Amérique 2, Étourneau sansonnet 2, Jaseur d'Amérique 12, Bruant hudsonien 10, Bruant à couronne blanche 1, Junco ardoisé 2, Cardinal rouge 6, Carouge à épaulettes 2, Roselin familier 5, Moineau domestique 2

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