Sunday, June 26, 2016

2016 Summer Series of Birding - Field Trip #1 Report - Saturday, June 25

30 birders joined up this morning to kick off the 13th annual Summer Series of Birding field trips. The location was a new spot for BPQ, the Boisé du Parc Marcel-Laurin in St-Laurent. It is a wooded area located behind the St-Laurent Library on Thimens Blvd., just east of Cavendish Blvd. It's not a large park but it has a series of well kept walking trails, a small stream running through it (dry in summer) with foot bridges crossing it at several points. The city also has a number of feeder stations throughout the park that are filled during the winter months. A local birder who joined us on the trip this morning indicated to us that during the spring he was able to see a total of 20 warbler species at the park. Given the high temperature, the shade offered by the wooded trails was appreciated, making for a very pleasant walk. This spot looks like it has good potential for future visits, particularly in winter and spring - Sheldon Harvey

Here is today's species list; a total of 36 species: Great Blue Heron 5 (in flight), Great Egret 1(in flight), Killdeer 1(in flight), Ring-billed Gull 8 (in flight), Mourning Dove 1, Chimney Swift 3, Downy Woodpecker 4, Northern Flicker 2, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Eastern Wood-Pewee 1, Least Flycatcher 1, Great Crested Flycatcher 1, Warbling Vireo 3, Red-eyed Vireo 6, Blue Jay 1, American Crow 3, Black-capped Chickadee 15, White-breasted Nuthatch 2, American Robin 5, Gray Catbird 4, European Starling 8, Cedar Waxwing 10, Common Yellowthroat 1, American Redstart 12, Yellow Warbler 8, Chestnut-sided Warbler 1, Chipping Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 8, Northern Cardinal 4, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1, Red-winged Blackbird 1, Common Grackle 1, Brown-headed Cowbird 1, House Finch 2, American Goldfnich 10, House Sparrow 3

Grand Héron 5 (en vol), Grande Aigrette 1 (en vol), Pluvier kildir 1 (en vol), Goéland à bec cerclé 8 (en vol), Tourterelle triste 1, Martinet ramoneur 3, Pic mineur 4, Pic flaboyant 2, Grand picd 1, Pioui de l'Est 1, Moucherolle tchébec 1, Tyran huppé 1, Viréo mélodieux 3, Viréo aux yeux rouges 6, Geai bleu 1, Corneille d'Amérique 3, Mésange à tête noire 15, Sittelle à poitrine blanche 2, Merle d'Amérique 5, Moqueur chat 4, Étourneau sansonnet 8, Jaseur d'Amérique10, Paruline masquée 1, Paruline flamboyante 12, Paruline jaune 8, Paruline à flancs marron 1, Bruant familier 1, Bruant chanteur 8, Cardinal rouged 4, Cardinal à poitrine rose 1 , Carouge à épaulettes 1, Quiscale bronzé 1, Vacher à tête brune 1, Roselin familier 2, American Goldfnich 10, Moineau dometique 3

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