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Checklist S18696655

 
Location
Point Pelee National Park (general location for observations within the park), Essex County, Ontario, CA ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 31, 2014 12:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
9
Duration:
4 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
3.73 mile(s)
Observers:
Jeremy Bensette
Species
41 species total
4
Canada Goose
2
Wood Duck
1
Red-breasted Merganser
2
Wild Turkey
15
Mourning Dove
6
Chimney Swift
4
Killdeer
1
Spotted Sandpiper
4
Bonaparte's Gull
50
Ring-billed Gull
30
Herring Gull
2
Great Black-backed Gull
4
Caspian Tern
20
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
1
Black Vulture

On the way out to see the Bicknell's Thrush, we were treated to a rather convenient Black Vulture hanging out with a large group of Turkey Vultures. I have photos that show it's very short tail, crested grey head, and silver wing tips as it flies next to a TUVU.

80
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
5
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
3
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Great Crested Flycatcher
20
Eastern Kingbird
2
Warbling Vireo
2
Red-eyed Vireo
10
Blue Jay
5
American Crow
15
Purple Martin
20
Tree Swallow
2
Bank Swallow
20
Barn Swallow
2
House Wren
1
Carolina Wren
1
Bicknell's Thrush

Individual found by Alan Wormington earlier this morning, along west gravel path to the tip, near the benches. Very detailed photos taken, showing a slender, active thrush somewhat resembling Grey-cheeked and Hermit. Far smoother, browner, and warmer coloured overall than any GCTH I've ever seen, with rufous primaries and tail. Posture, behaviour, and face not at all like Hermit Thrush. Aside from many detailed photos and accounts by other observers, we believe we collected a sample of its feces. OBRC report to be submitted.

11
American Robin
4
Gray Catbird
10
European Starling
80
Cedar Waxwing
2
Chipping Sparrow
6
Common Yellowthroat
20
Yellow Warbler
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes