Saturday, September 01, 2018

PQ Field Trip Report - Saturday, September 1 - Dundee, QC

16 birders were actually happy to see some overcast skies today at the Lac St-Francois Reserve in Dundee. It was already 20 degrees C. early in the morning and the humidity was rising quickly. The clouds throughout most of the morning helped to keep the scorching rays under wraps. The birds seemed a little quiet, not expending too much energy throughout the morning. Persistence paid off though as what we thought would be a short species list turned into a respectable 50 species for this time of the year. We were also very please to welcome Mustafa Kasapoglu, from Turkey, in Montreal to visit his daughter at McGill University. Thanks to Bob and Anne Tittler for giving him a lift to the field trip. Just about all the birds he saw were lifers for him. Now on to today's results.

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 4
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 6
Osprey 8

Ring-billed Gull 4
Caspian Tern 1
Rock Pigeon 20
Mourning Dove 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Merlin 1
Alder Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 3
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed VIreo 3
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 12
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling 50
Cedar Waxwing 12
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 2
Cape May Warbler 2

Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 20
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6

Red-winged Blackbird 250
Common Grackle 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
Purple Finch 4
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 1

Sheldon Harvey & Wayne Grubert

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