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Checklist S12084769

Point Pelee National Park (general location for observations within the park), Essex County, Ontario, CA ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:59 PM 🌙 Nocturnal
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Published Ontario Bird Records Data
OBRC database formatted and uploaded October 6, 2012 by Mike Burrell
1 species total

1, juvenal/first basic, present 05 October 2002; found by: Michael A. Kielb; Sarah E. Rupert; documentation provided by: Michael A. Kielb; Sarah E. Rupert. Published comments: The year 2002 certainly can be considered the year of the Brown Pelican in southern Ontario. Burke (2002) and Wormington (2002b, 2003b) summarized the known occurrences of this species in Ontario, including preliminary assessments of the five records from 2002. Determination of the number of birds involved was assisted by overlapping observations at different locations, plumage conditions, and other identifiable marks on individual birds. The first bird, from Point Pelee National Park, is known to have been present in western Lake Erie, mainly in Ohio waters, until at least 23 September. The bird seen between 23 September and 1 October was identifiable by a hole in its left foot. This bird, first noted in Michigan on 17 August, undertook an odyssey that was very well tracked by observers. It was last seen in Michigan on Lake Michigamme, on 2 September, then was seen in west-central Quebec between 13-22 September, and finally, moved from Deau Rivieres, Renfrew, southwestward to Crowe Bridge, Northumberland, where it was last recorded (A. Wormington, pers. comm.). 5th (OBRC accepted) Ontario record for this species. 5th OBRC accepted record for southern Ontario for this species. Record accepted by OBRC (record number 286?). Record published in 2002 OBRC annual report. Published location: Point Pelee National Park, Essex County*******************uploaded October 6, 2012 by Mike Burrell


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