Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bird Protection Quebec field trip report, Saturday February 25

 Fog and warm but damp conditions greeted ten birders for yesterday's field trip to Bois-du-Liesse Nature Park on February 25th. A hoped for wave of early migrants did not materialize and the woods were very quiet. The feeders at the two chalets provided the most sightings but even they were not overly active. Also, unfortunately, we are continuing to see a decrease in the number of feeders at this park with only one at each Centre d'accueil. There used to be several at each and a number on the trails in between.

A total of 14 species were observed with birds of the day being brown creeper and pileated woodpecker providing good views for all participants. Honourable mention goes to the numerous Northern Cardinals singing and chasing each other in territorial disputes.

A nice walk with good company.  - Wayne Grubert


Our complete list of species follows: Mallard - 2, Mourning Dove - 1, Downy Woodpecker - 6, Northern Flicker - 1, Pileated Woodpecker - 1, American Crow - 12, Common Raven - 1, Black-capped Chickadee - 24, White-breasted Nuthatch - 10, Brown Creeper - 1, American Robin - 2, Northern Cardinal - 12, House Finch - 10, American Goldfinch - 3

Canard colvert 2, Touterelle triste 1, Pic mineur 6, Pic flaboyant 1, Grand pic 1, Corneille d'Amérique 12, Grand corbeau 1, Mésange à tête noire 24, Sitelle à poitrine blanche 10, Grimpereau brun 1, Merle d'Amérique 2, Cardinal rouge 12, Roselin familier 10, Chardonneret jaune

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