Sunday, October 11, 2015

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip Report" - Saturday, October 10

22 birders attended the field trip to Laval Ouest this morning. The weather was close to perfect, sunny, a bit chilly but nice, and no wind. We visited 5 sites along the Rivières des Milles –Iles : Parc de l’Orée du Bois, Berge Camille Barbe, Berge des Goelands, Berge du Grand-Brochet et Barrage du Moulin.

The sites produced a good diversity of waterfowl and a number of other species. The Berge des Goelands was the most productive site, providing good views of a Surf Scoter, Red-necked Grebes, Blue-winged Teals and a nice flock of American Wigeons, among other.

45 species have been observed during the morning (list below).

Thanks to all for this very enjoyable field trip. - Frédéric Hareau.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 300, Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 30, Gadwall (Anas strepera) 2, American Wigeon (Anas americana) 17, American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 4, Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 180, Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) 8, Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 1, Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 5, Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 1, Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1, Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) 2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 14, Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 5, Great Egret (Ardea alba) 4, Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1, American Coot (Fulica americana) 1, Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1, Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 2, Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 100, Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 6, Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 6, Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) 80, Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1, Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1, Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1, Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 6, American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 10, Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 20, Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1, White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 3, Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 1, Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 4, Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1, American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 12, European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 10, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 5, Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 2, White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 2, Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 5, Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3, Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 10, Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 100, American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2, House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 12

Bernache du Canada 300, Canard branchu 30, Canard chipeau 2, Canard d'Amérique 17, Canard noir 4, Canard colvert 180, Sarcelle à ailes bleues 8, Macreuse à front blanc 1, Harle couronné 5, Grand Harle 1, Grèbe à bec bigarré 1, Grèbe jougris 2, Cormoran à aigrettes 14, Grand héron 5, Grande Aigrette 4, Urubu à tête rouge 1, Foulque d'Amérique 1, Chevalier grivelé 1, Mouette de Bonaparte 2, Goéland à bec cerclé 100, Goéland argenté 6, Goéland marin 6, Pigeon biset 80, Pic chevelu 1, Pic flamboyant 1, Grand Pic 1, Geai Bleu 6, 10 Corneille d'Amérique, Mésange à tête noire 20, Sittelle à poitrine rousse 1, Sittelle à poitrine blanche 3, Grimpereau brun 1, Roitelet à couronnes doré 4, Roitelet à couronne rubis 1, Merle d'Amérique 12, Étourneau sansonnet 10, Paruline à croupion jaune 5, Junco ardoisé 2, Bruant à gorge blanche 2, Bruant chanteur 5, Cardinal rouge 3, Carouge à épaulettes 10, Quiscale bronzé 100, Chardonneret jaune 2, Moineau domestique 12

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