Sunday, August 26, 2018

BPQ Field trip report for Aug 25, 2018 at PN du Bois-de-l'île-Bizard

On this warm and sunny day seventeen birders joined the BPQ walk. Temperature with the humidity was well into the 30’s by the end of the day. If cicadas were birds they would have been the most numerous counted on this day. They were singing throughout most of the walk.

If Hema Quebec collected mosquitos they might solve the blood shortage as many of us were robbed of our blood during the walk. 

All of the usually filled water swamps were completely dry and the normally running streams were also barren of water.  Sadly there is no signs of advancement of work on the boardwalk across the little pond. Due to the height of the cattails and phragmites it was hard to get good views of the ponds, some ventured out onto the unstable dock remnants to get better views. 

Besides the high Grackle numbers due to them flocking already, Goldfinches were the second most numerous bird. Followed closely behind by Red-eyed Vireos and Chickadees. Surprising was the number of Orioles and Flickers. Blow is the list of 40 species seen during the walk.

Thank you to all that showed up for the walk and hope to see you the next time.


6.21 kilometer(s)
40 species

Canada Goose  7
Blue-winged Teal  6     2 flew off leaving 4 still on the water.
Mallard  6
Green-winged Teal  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Ring-billed Gull  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  2

Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  10
Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
Great Crested Flycatcher  7
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  20
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  20
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper  2
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  3
Cedar Waxwing  2
American Goldfinch  24
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  2
Baltimore Oriole  8
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  100
Common Yellowthroat  2

American Redstart  6
Magnolia Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  8

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