Point Pelee 2003



Here is a gallery of a few of the more memorable birds we saw:

We had a great few days of birding.  Arrived at Wheatley Provincial Park to camp on the 10th.  The 11th was very cold and windy.  A personal best 102 species were seen on a much brighter, warmer May 12.  Left early on May 13.  Birded area included Pelee National Park and Hillman Marsh.

Sunday, May 11 and Monday, May 12 were cold and windy -- gusting 80-100 km/hr. It took some doing to get the tent up, but it stayed up -- even when we weren't inside to weigh it down. 

The wind and cold also kept the birds low and very inactive.

Here's are a few pics of the effects on us, and the birds.


Bird list for the trip:

Double-crested Cormorant Eastern Screech-Owl Cape May Warbler
Great Blue Heron Chimney Swift Black-throated Blue Warbler
Great Egret Ruby-throated Hummingbird Yellow-rumped Warbler
Little Blue Heron Red-headed Woodpecker Black-throated Green Warbler
Green Heron Downy Woodpecker Blackburnian Warbler
Turkey Vulture Northern Flicker Palm Warbler
Canada Goose Easter Wood-Pewee Bay-breasted Warbler
Wood Duck Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Black-and-white Warbler
Gadwall Least Flycatcher American Redstart
American Wigeon Great Crested Flycatcher Ovenbird
Mallard Eastern Kingbird Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Teal Blue-headed Vireo Kentucky Warbler
Northern Shoveler Warbling Vireo Common Yellowthroat
Greater Scaup Red-eyed Vireo Hooded Warbler
Lesser Scaup Blue Jay Wilson's Warbler
Red-breasted Merganser American Crow Scarlet Tanager
Ruddy Duck Horned Lark Eastern Towhee
Bald Eagle Purple Martin Chipping Sparrow
Sharp-shinned Hawk Tree Swallow Field Sparrow
Northern Goshawk Bank Swallow Song Sparrow
Broad-winged Hawk Cliff Swallow Lincoln's Sparrow
Red-tailed Hawk Barn Swallow Swamp Sparrow
Black-bellied Plover Black-capped Chickadee White-throated Sparrow
Killdeer House Wren White-crowned Sparrow
Sanderling Ruby-crowned Kinglet Northern Cardinal
Dunlin Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Short-billed Dowitcher Veery Indigo Bunting
American Woodcock Swainson's Thrush Red-winged Blackbird
Bonaparte's Gull American Robin Common Grackle
Ring-billed Gull Gray Catbird Brown-headed Cowbird
Herring Gull European Starling Orchard Oriole
Caspian Tern Cedar Waxwing Baltimore Oriole
Common Tern Blue-winged Warbler House Finch
Rock Pigeon Nashville Warbler American Goldfinch
Mourning Dove Northern Parula House Sparrow
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Yellow Warbler  
  Chestnut-sided Warbler  
  Magnolia Warbler  
Total: 109

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