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Ontario Field Ornithologists trip- Rondeau


May 7 Rondeau spring birds trip

Trip leaders:

Andrea Kingsley, Liam Thorne, Adam Holder and Julia Marshall


A total of 27 people participated in the Rondeau spring bird outing. Rain was forecasted but fortunately, the weather system avoided us.

Migration was unfortunately, slow and there was not a big movement of passerines. We did however end up with a total of 96 species for the day.

The day started out walking the tulip tree trail where nice views of Magnolia Warbler, Brown Creeper, Blue-Headed Vireo, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Nashville Warbler were had by most people. We then headed to the beach where 5 Ruddy Turnstones and a Bald Eagle were highlights.

Reports of a Yellow-throated Warbler at Erieau had some of the group leave to chase the warbler.

The remaining group headed to the Warbler way trail, the maintenance loop and campground area. We birded the trail where we had Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, Carolina Wren and others. We took a lunch break under the picnic shelter where a Red-headed Woodpecker put on a show for us.

After lunch, highlights were Brewster's Warbler, Palm Warblers, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher and Eastern Screech owl.

At around 2pm, some people decided to leave the group and the few remaining people decided to head to Erieau marsh trail.

At the trail we were fortunate to have great views of the Yellow-throated Warbler, Willets, both Short and Long-billed Dowitchers, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, Forster's Terns, and interesting non birds such as a Spiny Softshell Turtle!

It was a fun day with great people. Thank you everyone who participated you helped make successful!

Andrea

Here is a link to the trip ebird list


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