Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bird Protection Quebec field trip report, Saturday January 28

25 eager BPQ birders participated in an Urban Birdwatching field trip at the Technoparc in St-Laurent on Saturday morning. Mild temperatures and light winds fortunately made for a very pleasant morning as we did a substantial amount of walking through the Technoparc. We thank Joel Coutu who guided us through the elaborate network of trails in the area. The target birds of the day were two owl species; the Long-eared Owl and the Great Gray Owl. The group, as a whole, was rewarded with the Long-eared Owl on the grounds of the adjacent golf course. A small number of our group remained longer into the early afternoon and were rewarded with looks at not one but two Great Gray Owls, also on the grounds of the golf course. Thanks to BPQ members Chuck Kling and Anthony Joseph for their help in pinning down the location of the owls.

Here is the day's list of 19 official species, and one supplementary addition*. - Sheldon Harvey

Red-tailed Hawk 4, Rock Pigeon 6, Long-eared Owl 1, Great Gray Owl 2  (*seen by just a few of the group after the official wrap-up of the outing) Downy Woodpecker 3 Hairy woodpecker 8, Northern flicker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 3, American Crow 12, Common Raven 4, Black-capped Chickadee 15, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, American Robin 4, European Starling 100, American Tree Sparrow 3, White-throated Sparrow 3, Dark-eyed Junco 4, Northern Cardinal 12, House Finch 4, House Sparrow 6

Buse à queue rousse 4, Pigeon biset 6, Hibou moyen-duc 1, Chouette lapone 2 (* vu après la conclusion de la sortie), le pic mineur 3, Hairy Woodpecker 8, Pic flamboyant1, Grand pic 3, Corneille d'Amérique 12, Grand corbeau 4, Mésange à tête noire  15, 1 Sitelle à poitrine blanche, Merle d'Amérique 4, Étourneau sansonnet 100, Bruant Hudsonien 3 , Bruant à gorge blanche 3, Junco ardoisé 4, Cardinal rouge 12, Roselin familier 4, Moineau domestique 6

Sightings for Friday January 27

Montreal, Ile Bizard: Great Gray Owl / Chouette lapone, early afternoon - George Palagian

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sightings for Saturday January 21

Terrebonne: Snowy owl Harfang des neiges Ouest de Ruisseau de Feu reserve, western end - Nathan Gricks

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip" Saturday January 21

Montreal Botanical Garden
Saturday, January 21 – samedi 21 janvier
Guide: David Mulholland - 514-630-6082 - e-mail 

8:00 a.m. Meet in front of the restaurant, near the entrance on Sherbrooke St. East. There is a charge for parking inside the gates. Looking for winter finches. Half day.

Jardin Botanique de Montréal

8 h 00 Rassemblement devant le restaurant, près de l’entrée du jardin sur la rue Sherbrooke Est. Prévoir des frais de stationnement. Espèces recherchées : oiseaux d’hiver. Demi-journée.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sightings for Wednesday January 11

Montreal, Outremont: Near Van Horne - Red-shouldered Hawk (Buse à épaulettes) - Michele Peko

Friday, January 06, 2017

Sightings for Thursday January 5

Repentigny, Rue Ethier - Jardin privé: Un petit duc maculé dans un trou de l'arbre - depuis 28eme Decembre, mais pas tous les jours!
Eastern screech owl at roost hole - since 28th December, on and off - Nathan Gricks

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Sightings for Tuesday January 3

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Parc des Bâtisseurs - map/carte:

1 King Eider, 1 Common Goldeneye, 1 Downy Woodpecker all near the bridge

1 Eider à tête grise, 1 Garrot à oeil d'orm, 1 Pic mineur - Tout près du pont
 - Sylvie Robert
Montréal, Cimetières Mt-Royal & Notre-Dame-des-Neiges - map/carte: Townsend's Solitaire (Solitaire de Townsend)

Toujours dans le même secteur au sud des canons près de la clôture qui sépare les deux cimetières au sommet d'un peuplier pour ensuite se déplacer à l'ouest des canons.

Still in the same area south of the cannons, near the fence that separates the two cemeteries. Atop a poplar and then moved west of the cannons - Maya Longpre-Croteau, Shrijeet Kaduskar
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