Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip Report" - Saturday, September 19

This morning started off pretty nicely for the 42+ people who attended the BPQ's Fall Warbler Walk at l'île de la Visitation, with some warbler activity next to the welcome center. I think the group enjoyed seeing the Black-throated Green, Wilson's & Magnolia Warblers bathing & feeding just inches from the ground. Who said warblers were always hard to see!

A total of 50 species (4 species added before & after the walk) were seen by the group which included 9 warbler species.
Than we headed towards the island but made a couple of stops to see our Eastern Screech Owl, who seemed to be impressed seeing so many people early in the morning. Our Black-crowned Night Herons at the 'Old Mill or Bistro area' always popular, especially the juvenile who's been the 'Rock Star' the pass weeks.

On the island it was quiet for species, with the weather (winds, etc.), but we still managed to observe a few Swainsons' Thrushs & Gray Catbirds. Other trails located off the island, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Phoebe & Wood-Pewee were also seen by group.

Birds of the DAY, Black-throated Green & Wilson's Warblers very low to the ground & our 'very high in a tree', Eastern Screech Owl.

For those not aware, I'm leading a field trip tomorrow at l'île de la Visitation at 7h30-8am (chalet is meeting area) for those interested in coming. The weather tonight & tomorrow looks interesting for migration, so we might see new species and have other chances to practice our fall warblers. 

The next few days and week might be the last major wave of 'warblers' passing thru the park, at least for seeing many species at a time until next May! - Joël Coutu

40 Canada Goose, 1 Wood Duck, 4 American Black Duck, 12 Mallard, 1 Hooded Merganser, 3 Double-crested Cormorant, 2 Great Blue Heron, 3 Black-crowned Night-Heron, 2 Turkey Vulture, 50 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Rock Pigeon, 1 Eastern Screech-Owl, 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 5 Downy Woodpecker, 3 Hairy Woodpecker, 4 Northern Flicker, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee, 1 Eastern Phoebe, 2 Warbling Vireo, 1 Philadelphia Vireo, 4 Red-eyed Vireo, 2 Blue Jay, 8 Black-capped Chickadee, 2 White-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 4 Swainson's Thrush, 1 American Robin, 2 Gray Catbird, 1 Brown Thrasher, 2 European Starling, 3 Tennessee Warbler, 2 Nashville Warbler, 2 American Redstart, 1 Northern Parula, 2 Magnolia Warbler, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler, 2 Black-throated Green Warbler, 1 Wilson's Warbler, 2 Chipping Sparrow, 2 White-throated Sparrow, 2 Song Sparrow, 6 Northern Cardinal, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2 American Goldfinch

40 Bernache du Canada, 1 Canard branchu, 4 Canard noir, 12 Canard colvert, 1 Harle couronné, 3 Cormoran à aigrettes, 2 Grand héron, 3 Bihoreau gris, 2 Urubu à tête rouge, 50 Goéland à bec cerclé, 1 Goéland argenté, 1 Goéland marin, 6 Pigeon biset, 1 Petit-duc maculé, 1 Colibri à gorge rubis, 1 Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique, 5 Pic mineur, 3 Pic chevelu, 4 Pic flamboyant, 1 Faucon pèlerin, 1 Pioui de l'Est , 1 Moucherolle phébi, 2 Viréo mélodieux, 1 Viréo de Philadelphie, 4 Viréo aux yeux rouges, 2 Geai bleu, 8 Mésange à tête noire, 2 Sittelle à poitrine blanche, 1 Roitelet à couronne dorée, 1 Roitelet à couronne rubis, 4 Grive à dos olive, 1 Merle d'Amérique, 2 Moqueur chat, 1 Moqueur roux, 2 Étourneau sansonnet, 3 Paruline obscure, 2 Paruline à joues grises, 2 Paruline flamboyante, 1 Paruline à collier, 2 Paruline à tête cendrée,  1 Paruline à flancs marron, 1 Paruline bleue, 2 Paruline à gorge noire, 1 Paruline à calotte noire, 2 Bruant familier, 2 Bruant à gorge blanche, 2 Bruant chanteur, 6 Cardinal rouge, 1 Cardinal à poitrine rose, 2 Chardonneret jaune

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