Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip Report" - Saturday, October 17

Chateauguay, Ile Saint-Bernard: Temperature this morning was 3 C and raining, calm winds. The 11 birders who showed up decided to start birding, hoping that the rain would stop earlier than predicted. An hour or so later six decided to call it a day. About twenty minutes later the rest of us called it quits.

A total of 25 species were found which was not bad considering the weather and distance travelled. After the days count, Two Northern Harriers were spotted while we were finishing up our coffee.

Tufted Titmouse was the bird of the day, which was decided by the remaining 5 of us.

Thank you to those who braved the weather.

Tom Long

Canada Goose  X, Mallard  10, Long-tailed Duck  3, Bufflehead  2, Common Loon  1, Double-crested Cormorant  4, Northern Harrier  2, Lesser Yellowlegs  15, Ring-billed Gull  6, Great Black-backed Gull  3, Downy Woodpecker  3, Hairy Woodpecker  2, Merlin  1, American Crow  1, Black-capped Chickadee  15, Tufted Titmouse  1, White-breasted Nuthatch  5, Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1, American Robin  1, European Starling  6, American Tree Sparrow  20, Dark-eyed Junco  10, White-crowned Sparrow  8, Song Sparrow  6, Northern Cardinal  1

25 espèces: Bernache du Canada X, Canard colvert 10, Harelde Kakawi 3, Petit Garrot 2, Plongeon huard 1, Cormoran à aigrettes 4, Busard Saint-Martin 2, Petit Chevalier 15, Goéland à bec cerclé 6, Goéland marin 3, Pic mineur 3, Pic chevelu 2, Faucon émerillon 1, Corneille d'Amérique 1, Mésange à tête noire 15, Mésange bicolore 1, Sittelle à poitrine blanche 5, Roitelet à couronne rubis 1, Merle d'Amérique 1, Étourneau sansonnet 6, Bruant hudsonien 20, Junco ardoisé 10, Bruant à couronne blanche 8, Bruant chanteur 6, Cardinal rouge 1

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