Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Series of Birding Field Trip #3 Report - July 11

15 people attended today's 3rd field trip in this year's Summer Series of Birding. The goal of today's trip was to find birds in basically an urban and industrial environment. The trip started at Montreal's Parc du Cité du Havre, a beautiful spot jutting out into the St-Lawrence River between the Expo Island and Old Montreal, east of the Concorde Bridge. We then moved on to the Technoparc located along the Bonaventure Expressway between the Victoria and Champlain Bridges. Our final stop was at the lake and wooded trails on Ile des Soeurs.

It was a great day with lots of sunshine but not overly hot and humid. Nice breezes off the water certainly helped to keep the temperature pleasant throughout the morning. We completed the morning's outing with a total of 36 species including the birds of the day; a Peregrine Falcon in the CN Rail Yards at the Technoparc, a number of fly-overs by Great Egrets and a family of Eastern Kingbirds at Parc du Cité du Havre.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the morning. - Sheldon Harvey

Parc du Cité du Havre
Eastern kingbird / Tyran huppé
Tom Long

Here is our complete list for the day: Canada Goose 2, Mallard 20, Pied-billed Grebe 1, Double-crested Cormorant 3, Great Blue Heron 12, Great Egret 8, Accipiter Species 1 (Either Sharp-shinned or Cooper's Hawk), Peregrine Falcon 1, Killdeer 1, Ring-billed Gull 200+, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Common Tern 1, Rock Pigeon 15, Downy Woodpecker 1, Great-crested Flycatcher 2, Eastern Kingbird 10, Warbling Vireo 2, Red-eyed Vireo 6, American Crow 4, Tree Swallow 30, Black-capped Chickadee 2, Veery 1, American Robin 8, Gray Catbird 1, European Starling 50, Cedar Waxwing 12, Yellow Warbler 10, American Redstart 1, Common Yellowthroat 2, Chipping Sparrow 4, Song Sparrow 25, Northern Cardinal 1, Red-winged Blackbird 100+, Baltimore Oriole 2, American Goldfinch 6, House Sparrow 24

Bernache du Canada 2, Canard colvert 20, Grèbe à bec bigarré 1, Cormoran à aigrettes 3, Grand Héron 12, Grande Aigrette 8, Épervier 1 (Épervier brun ou épervier de Cooper), Faucon pèlerin 1, Pluvier kildir 1, Goéland à bec cerclé 200+, Goéland marin 1, Sterne pierregarin 1, Pigeon biset 15, Pic mineur 1, Tyran huppé 2, Tyran de l'Est 10, Viréo mélodieux 2, Viréo aux yeux rouges 6, Corneille d'Amérique 4, Hirondelle bicolore 30, Mésange à tête noire 2, 1 Grive fauve, Merle d'Amérique 8, Moqueur chat 1, Étourneau sansonnet 50, Jaseur d'Amérique 12, Paruline jaune 10, Paruline flamboyante 1, Paruline masquée 2, Bruant familier 4, Bruant chanteur 25, Cardinal rouge 1 , Carouge à épaulettes 100+, Oriole de Baltimore 2, Chardonneret jaune 6, Moineau domestique 24

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