Wednesday, September 2, 2015

August 31,2015 Presqu'ile Provincial Park: Buff-breasted Sandpipers

Hi Everyone

The previously reported three Buff-breasted Sandpipers were present late afternoon at Beach #3.
Also, I observed a flock of 16 dark (plegadis) ibis in Prince Edward County flying east over CR 64 near Carrying Place.
Good birding,
Ben Di Labio

Directions: Courtesy Fred Helleiner
To reach Presqu'ile Provincial Park, follow the signs from Brighton. Locations within the Park are shown on a map at the back of a tabloid that is available at the Park gate. Access to the offshore islands is restricted at this time of year to prevent disturbance to the colonial nesting
birds there. Birders are encouraged to record their observations on the bird sightings
board provided near the campground office by The Friends of Presqu'ile Park
and to fill out a rare bird report for species not listed there.

A flock of three Buff-breasted Sandpipers spent the afternoon feeding along Beach #3. 

August 30,2015 Renfrew County: Lake Dore: Little Gulls

Hi Everyone
Spent the morning birding Lake Dore in Renfrew County. With calm conditions the visibility was great and the bird activity was excellent. Highlights included two Little Gulls, one winter adult/one juvenile and one Lesser Black-backed Gull. Other birds of note included 36 adult Common Loon,  140+ Bonaparte's Gull, 750+ Ring-billed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 650+ Double-crested Cormorant, 40+ Common Tern, 1 Horned Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 American Golden-Plover and 1 Whimbrel.
A brief stop at Westmeath Provincial Park along the Ottawa River produced a few birds including 4 Sanderling, 1 Common Goldeneye, and 2 Black Tern.   
Definitely a fun morning of birding!
Good birding

Directions: Lake Dore is located off Hwy 41 near Eganville/Golden Lake. Westmeath Provincial Park access point is at the end of Sand Point Road off CR 12. If you require additional information, please email me privately.