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Species list

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List of species seen

Canada Goose

Very common throughout

Mute Swan

1  (10th St Clair's Marsh); 1 (10th Tremblay Beach); 4 (15th Long Point)

Wood Duck

2  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 7 (10th Tremblay Beach, most of which were flying overhead and then landed in the nearby woods while waiting for Prothonotory Warbler to put in an appearance)

Gadwall

60 (9th Hillman Marsh)

American Black Duck

2 March Hare Lake, 3 KM 42 Highway 60 (Algonquin); 1   (7th Spruce Bog Trail, Algonquin)

Mallard

6  (9th Hillman Marsh). Other occasional birds were seen elsewhere but not recorded

Blue-winged Teal

2  (10th Tremblay Beach on one of the sewage lagoons)

Northern Shoveler

4  (9th Hillman Marsh); 1 (10th Tremblay Beach)

Ring-necked Duck

6  (7th Mizzy Trail on open ponds, Algonquin)

Greater Scaup

Some time was spent on the few birds that were seen to rule out Lesser Scaup – 5 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 5 (15th Long Point)

Bufflehead

10 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). Amongst them was a single male, which tried his luck and succeeded with one of the attendant females!

Hooded Merganser

4  (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail). We had hoped for a male, but strangely the 4 were all females huddled together on one of the wet sloughs. Surprisingly, none were seen in the Algonquin area

Common Merganser

5  (8th Carden Plain, together on the river adjacent to the canal and loch lift)

Red-breasted Merganser

14 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 40 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 12 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 20 (12th Point Pelee Tip)

Wild Turkey

2 + 4 journey to Leamington in arable fields next to the main highways; 3 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre, one of which was a displaying male); 1 (11th Rondeau); 2 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 3    (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail)

Spruce Grouse

2  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin). This is probably the prime target species for this location, and we came across the two males not just right next to the trail, but one was walking on it towards us. The other, the first bird seen, spent the whole time at eye level in a nearby spruce tree

Great Northern Loon

2  (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1   (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail). Most of these birds were in full breeding plumage

Pied-billed Grebe

1  (15th Long Point on the marshy pool next to the Bird Studies Centre)

American Bittern

2  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin). The first was the first bird we saw in the morning, with the light not long broken through, and was in a small marshy pool  next to the trail, with the second in the centre of a much larger marsh on the opposite side of the trail

Green Heron

1  (10th St Clair's Marsh); 1 (15th Long Point)

Great Blue Heron

1  (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh); 1 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 5    (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 1 on return to the airport

Great Egret

1  (9th Hillman Marsh)

Double-crested Cormorant

14 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 25 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 90 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); ~200 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail)

Turkey Vulture

2  (8th Carden Plain); 9 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (10th St Clair's Marsh);     6 (11th Rondeau); 8 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail);20 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Western Osprey 

1 from airport; 6 (8th Carden Plain, including a pair with a nest); 1 (Long Point over causeway), and 1 on return to the airport

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1  (11th Rondeau)

Cooper's Hawk

2  (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh, flying together over the small settlement at the southern most part of this minorroad)

Northern Harrier

1  (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail)

Bald Eagle

2, an adult and a separate juvenile (9th Hillman Marsh); 1 adult (10th Tremblay Beach); 1     juvenile (13th Point Pelee Tip); 1 adult (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 adult (15th Long Point)

Broad-winged Hawk

1 Dwight, perched on telegraph wire next to the main highway; 1 (8th Carden Plain, flying over small woods amongst grassy fields)

Red-tailed Hawk

1  (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh); 2 on return to the airport

American Coot

1  (10th St Clair's Marsh);1 (10th Tremblay Beach)

Sandhill Crane

3 (13th flying low over the cattails around the Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Grey Plover

15 (9th Hillman Marsh)

Killdeer

1  (8th Carden Plain); 4 (9th Hillman Marsh); 2 (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh)

American Woodcock

1  (9th Point Pelee roding over the Visitor Centre); 2       (12th Point Pelee, 1 flew up from the road on the early drive to the park, the again roding over the Visitor Centre)

Wilson's Snipe

8  (8th Carden Plain). All but one, which was perched on a tree stem, were seen and heard roding above

Solitary Sandpiper

1  (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre)

Spotted Sandpiper

1  (10th Tremblay Beach, on one of the sewage lagoons); 1 (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh, in harvested arable field next to the minor road); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip)

Dunlin

35 (9th Hillman Marsh); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail)  

Franklin's Gull

9  (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 8 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail). Mainly juveniles, but there were one or two adults in breeding plumage amongst them

Ring-billed Gull

200 (15th Long Point)

Great Black-backed Gull 

1  (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

American Herring Gull

20 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Caspian Tern

1  (10th St Clair's Marsh flying over open water within the marsh); 3 (15th Long Point, feeding alongside the causeway)

Common Tern

10 (12th Point Pelee Tip); 3 (13th Point Pelee Tip)

Forster's Tern 

2  (15th Long Point)

Black Tern

1  (10th St Clair's Marsh), 2 (13th Long Point feeding alongside the causeway)

Mourning Dove 

5  (8th Carden Plain); 18 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (15th Long Point)

Eastern Screech Owl

1  (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). This bird was easy to find by following the small groups staring up at the roosting hole around 30 metres into the forest. It was an impressive rufous individual

Northern Barred Owl

1 heard at 4am from the room at the Lakeside Motel, Algonquin, but couldn’t be pinpointed at its location a little way into the trees

Chimney Swift

8  (9th Point Pelee Tip); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip); 1 (11th Rondeau); 2 (12th Point Pelee Tip); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2  (9th Point Pelee Tip, flying South); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip, flying South); 4 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Point Pelee Tip, flying South); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (15th Long Point, on feeder in garden on Lakeshore Drive)

Red-headed Woodpecker

17 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (11th Rondeau). We had been told on the evening prior to our first visit to Point Pelee, when collecting the entry card, that the card was “full of them”. This seemed the case on the 9th, but they also seemed to be heading South off the tip, and this resulted in only a further single bird on the following days in the park

Red-bellied Woodpecker

5  (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 4 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

4 (8th Carden Plain). These birds put on a bit of a show for about a quarter of an hour. They were initially very active, chasing each other up tree trunks and also in circles through the trees in the air, until one remained and settled on a nearby trunk

Downy Woodpecker

4  (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 3 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 5 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 3 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (15th Long Point)

Hairy Woodpecker

2  (8th Carden Plain); 5 (11th Rondeau)

Black-backed Woodpecker

1  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 3 (7th Spruce Bog Trail, Algonquin). Another speciality species to look for at Algonquin. The first bird was seen on both the outward and return walk along the trail, calling from the same tree. The 3 at the Spice Bush Trail included a pair together in the same tree

Northern Flicker

2  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 2 (8th Carden Plain); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (11th Rondeau); 3 (15th Long Point)

Pileated Woodpecker

1 March Hare Lake, Algonquin, seen briefly flying across a clearing over the lake; 2 heard along the Spice Mush Trail, Algonquin; 1 (11th Rondeau – this was the most showy bird, seen flying from a tree next to the trail, and relocated in a tree within the forest not far from the trail)

American Kestrel

1  (8th Carden Plain)

Eastern Phoebe 

1  (8th Carden Plain); 1 (9th Point Pelee Tip); 3 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail)

Eastern Wood Pewee

1 (8th Carden Plain); 3 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). Each bird needed a bit of attention, bearing in mind the possible confusion with the Empidonax flycatchers also possible. Presence of dark “braces” on the chest sides seemed relatively regular, but the mottled undertail coverts were not a reliable feature, with light affecting this

Trails (Willow/Alder) Flycatcher

1 (10th Tremblay Beach); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (15th Long Point). Unless you are an Empidonax expert (we certainly are not), the only reliable differentiator between Willow and Alder Flycatcher seems to be call, and none of those seen were kind enough to utter a sound, so remain as the safer Trails lump

Least Flycatcher

3 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail)   ; 2 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (15th Long Point)

Eastern Kingbird

6 (8th Carden Plain); 6 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh); 4 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 2 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 5 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 5 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Great Crested Flycatcher

2  (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

White-eyed Vireo

1  (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Yellow-throated Vireo

1  (11th Rondeau); 1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Blue-headed Vireo

2 Whiskey Rapids Trail, Algonquin; 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (15th Long Point, in the Old Provincial Park)

Warbling Vireo

4 (8th Carden Plain); 1 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (11th Rondeau); 11 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 6 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 2 (15th Long Point). A plain Vireo which is surprisingly easy to identify, they seem to constantly on the move in search of food

Philadelphia Vireo

1  (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 3 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 4 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Red-eyed Vireo

1 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 4 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 2 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 3 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 2 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Grey Jay

2 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin). Flying birds can be confused with Blue Jays surprisingly often if not seen well, so we waited until this pair more or less landed on our hands before marking them down

Blue Jay

3 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 1 (8th Carden Plain); 166 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (11th Rondeau);       1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (15th Long Point)

American Crow

7 (6th Algonquin Inn); 12 (8th Carden Plain)

Northern Raven

1 around the main office at Algonquin on Highway 60

Cedar Waxwing

3  (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Tufted Titmouse

2  (11th Rondeau)

Black-capped Chickadee

2 (6th Algonquin Inn); 2 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 3 (8th Carden Plain); 2 (11th Rondeau); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (15th Long Point)

Boreal Chickadee

2 separate birds (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin)

Horned Lark

4  (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh)

Sand Martin

2 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 10 (15th Long Point)

Tree Swallow

The most common and widespread hirundine seen: 18 (8th Carden Plain); 5 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 6 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 120 (10th Tremblay Beach); 6 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 30 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 60 (15th Long Point)

Purple Martin

1 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 Leamington; 3 (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh); 10 (10th Tremblay Beach); 2 (15th Long Point)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

22 (8th Carden Plain); 2 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (10th Tremblay Beach); 20 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Barn Swallow 

3 (6th Algonquin Inn); 10 (8th Carden Plain); 2 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 10 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 40 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

American Cliff Swallow

40 (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh); 10 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Golden-crowned Kinglet

3  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 1 (15th Long Point). One of the birds seen at Algonquin was singing at the top of a high spruce tree, and resembled at tyrant flycatcher from that distance, although the song gave the game away

Marsh Wren

7  (10th St Clair's Marsh). These birds are very vocal and so obviously present at St Clair’s Marsh, but tend to keep out of site. A little nudge by way of playing their song helped matters immeasurably. They were also present at the Point Pelee Marsh Boardwalk, although only heard

House Wren

4 (8th Carden Plain); 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (11th Rondeau); 2 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 4 (15th Long Point)

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher 

7 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 5 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). Whenever seen, these birds were always very active

Red-breasted Nuthatch

1 (6th Algonquin Inn). Surprisingly, this bird was the only one seen during the trip, and was on the first evening following late arrival at the Lakeside Motel, Algonquin

White-breasted Nuthatch

3 (11th Rondeau). As with Red-breasted, it was again surprising that only the 3 separate birds at Rondeau were the only ones of the trip, although one or two others were heard in the distance at other times

Grey Catbird

1 (8th Carden Plain); 7 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 8 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 3 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 7 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 8 (15th Long Point)

Northern Mockingbird

1  (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre)

Brown Thrasher 

1 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 13 (8th Carden Plain); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (15th Long Point)

Common Starling

6  (8th Carden Plain). More were seen but overlooked

Eastern Bluebird

4  (8th Carden Plain); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Veery

1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee);1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Grey-cheeked Thrush

2 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Swainson's Thrush

1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 3 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (10th Tremblay Beach); 3 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). Despite this species being the most commonly seen, Catharus thrushes in general seemed to be in much lower numbers than expected

Wood Thrush

2  (11th Rondeau)

American Robin

Very common throughout

Purple Finch

1 Leamington – the only bird seen was on a feeder in the front yard of a house opposite the optics outlet where we were trying out some new binoculars (a good test for them!)

House Finch

2+2 (15th Long Point)

American Goldfinch

2 (8th Carden Plain); 24 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 4 (11th Rondeau); 5 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 10 (15th Long Point)

Pine Siskin

1  (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee). The single bird seen seemed exhausted, initially hanging its head perched on top of vegetation, and then on a picnic table pecking at meagre offerings

Ovenbird

1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (11th Rondeau); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Louisiana Waterthrush

1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). The least expected of the two waterthrushes, this was a well watched individual present at the same spot for a few days. It eventually showed well in the open, and even presented a bit of song to help ID

Northern Waterthrush

1  (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). Having seen the Louisiana Waterthrush a little earlier, we had to make sure of this ID. After pottering around at the back of the pool, this bird obliged with a trot around closer to us

Blue-winged Warbler

1  (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee). The first bird was a brief one at the open area in the northern part of Tilden, with the second hanging around in dense vegetation for a while

Black-and-white Warbler 

2 Whiskey Rapids; 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 2 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 4 (15th Long Point)

Prothonotary Warbler

1  (11th Rondeau); 1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee). The pair seen from boardwalk F at Rondeau were seen early in the morning, but it took over an hour to secure the crippling views of this stunning bird which we were waiting for, with the male especially obliging. The female seen near the Marsh Boardwalk was much more unexpected, but stayed in a small area for some time to please the crowds

Tennessee Warbler

3  (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre). All were exceptionally brightly marked for what can be a drab and potentially confusing species at the other times of the year

Nashville Warbler

3  (8th Carden Plain); 2 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Mourning Warbler

1  (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). Only two birds were present during our stay to our knowledge, and with having spent a bit of time on the first of this skulker to get mediocre views, we didn’t hang around for more of the same with the second bird also in Tilden Woods later in the week

Common Yellowthroat

1  (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (9th Hillman Marsh); 2 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 4 (10th St Clair's Marsh); 20 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 22 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Hooded Warbler

1  (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

American Redstart

1  (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 3 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail)

Cape May Warbler

1  (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (15th Long Point)

Cerulean Warbler

1 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee). This is one of the more difficult to see wood warblers. It was thanks to a group of Ontario listers that we saw this one. We were in the area where a female had been on and off, and they picked up this drab bird while we were sifting through other species (including our one and only Wilson’s Warbler)

Northern Parula

3  (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Magnolia Warbler

10 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 7 (11th Rondeau); 2 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 2 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 5 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 2 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 5 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Bay-breasted Warbler

1  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 14 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (11th Rondeau); 2 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 9 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 5 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Blackburnian Warbler

6 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 4 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 6 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 2 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

American Yellow Warbler

Easily the most common of the wood warblers, being seen in significant numbers in all locations

Chestnut-sided Warbler 

6 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 11 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 4 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 7 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 4 (15th Long Point)

Black-throated Blue Warbler

1 (11th Rondeau); 1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 3 (15th Long Point)

Palm Warbler

~15 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 5 (10th Tremblay Beach); 2 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee). The 15 or so at Algonquin represents the largest concentration of these birds, and is an estimate – there may have been more. Early morning at Wolf Hound Pond saw many birds around and over the pond

Pine Warbler

1  (6th Algonquin Inn); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre)

Myrtle Warbler

20 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 1, 1 Whiskey Rapids; 1 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 4 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 6 (10th Tremblay Beach); 1 (11th Rondeau); 9 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 4 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (15th Long Point)

Black-throated Green Warbler

2 (8th Carden Plain); 1 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Canada Warbler 

1 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Wilson's Warbler 

1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee)

Bobolink

5 (8th Carden Plain); 3 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre). The birds at the Carden Plain were hoped for and expected, but the ones at Pelee were less unexpected, although they were just seen flying overhead due South

Eastern Meadowlark

8  (8th Carden Plain)

Baltimore Oriole

48 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 19 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (9th Hillman Marsh); 14 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 10 (11th Rondeau); 15 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 9 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 3 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 6 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 10 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 7 (15th Long Point)

Orchard Oriole

1 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 5 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 2 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (15th Long Point)

Red-winged Blackbird 

Abundant in all locations – perhaps the commonest sight, and sound, in avian terms

Brown-headed Cowbird

3 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 100+ (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre). These were often seen, but as with Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackle, subsequent numbers weren’t counted

Common Grackle

As with Red-winged Blackbird and Brown-headed Cowbird, these were very common at all locations (probably second only to the former), with the large numbers not counted

Song Sparrow

10 (8th Carden Plain); 3 (10th Tremblay Beach); 3 (15th Long Point)

Swamp Sparrow

5 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 2 (7th Spruce Bog Trail, Algonquin); 1 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (9th Hillman Marsh); 4 (10th St Clair's Marsh); 5 (12th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 1 (15th Long Point)

Harris's Sparrow 

1 (15th Long Point). Perhaps one of the more unusual experiences. This is an unusual species for this area, but one had appeared at the feeders in the yard of one of the ladies at the Long Point reception. She was more than happy for us to wander around her garden while she was at work (surprised the housekeeper though!), and so it was that we caught up with the bird after a 20 minutes or so wait

White-crowned Sparrow

1 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 2 (7th Spruce Bog Trail, Algonquin); 1 (8th Carden Plain); 4 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (11th Rondeau); 1 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 8 (15th Long Point)

White-throated Sparrow 

2  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 1 (15th Long Point)

Savannah Sparrow

2 (8th Carden Plain); 6 (10th Route 21 North of Hillman Marsh); 1 (10th St Clair's Marsh); 1 (11th Rondeau)

Chipping Sparrow

4 (6th Algonquin Inn); 1 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 4 (8th Carden Plain); 2 (11th Rondeau); 2 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 4 (15th Long Point)

Eastern Towhee

2  (8th Carden Plain); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Scarlet Tanager 

6 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 2 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 2 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 6 (11th Rondeau); 1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). Almost all of the birds seen were males

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

1 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 10 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 6 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 12 (11th Rondeau); 3 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 2 (12th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 1 (13th Point Pelee Tip & Woodland Trail); 1 (15th Long Point). Some of the birds seen were nest building

Northern Cardinal

2 (8th Carden Plain); 14 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 7 (10th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 4 (11th Rondeau); 4 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 2 (13th Marsh Boardwalk area, Point Pelee); 5 (15th Long Point)

Indigo Bunting

1 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 1 (13th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee). Both birds seen were males

 Mammals seen

Woodchuck

1 (8th Carden Plain); 1 (10th Tremblay Beach). Probably better known as Groundhog. The first one was a little distant in the centre of a grass field, but the second was almost at our feet at the entrance to its burrow

Eastern Chipmunk

~10 (11th Rondeau); 1 (15th Long Point)

American Beaver

1  (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin)

European Rabbit

1 (10th Tremblay Beach); 2 (11th Rondeau)

Raccoon

2  (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee)

Eurasian Elk/Moose

1 (7th Mizzy Trail, Algonquin); 1 at K28 highway 60

White-tailed Deer 

1 (12th Point Pelee Woodland Trail); 1 on journey to Long Point

Eastern Grey Squirrel

4 (9th Point Pelee Tip to Visitor Centre); 3 (9th Tilden Woods, Point Pelee); 6 (10th Tremblay Beach); 1 (11th Rondeau). The name is a little misleading in this area, since most of those seen were the black form

Red Squirrel

2 Mizzy; 1 Spruce Bog Trail, Algonquin; 2 (15th Long Point)

 

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