Monday, July 16, 2018

2018 BPQ Summer Series Field Trip #2 Report

Tylee Marsh and Bouthillier Marsh, Rosemere, QC - July 14, 2018
14 people headed out to Rosemere, on the north shore of the Milles-Iles River, north of Montreal, to visit two spots which are within minutes of each other. The early morning showers cleared up just in time for our walk with the cloud cover helping to keep the heat down. We were treated to 35 species of birds, the majority seen from the long winding boardwalk at Tylee Marsh. To make things a little more challenging, there were many young birds present, proving that this site is a very popular breeding spot. Some waterfront views along the Milles-Iles river shoreline helped to add a number of ducks, geese, gulls and terns to our list. Here is the list of our 35 species
Canada Goose 100
Wood Duck 10
Gadwall 3
Mallard 25
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 6
Common Tern 3
Chimney Swift 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 10
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Alder Flycatcher 2
Great crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 12
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 5
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 14
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 9
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 1
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the morning.
Sheldon Harvey

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