Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip Report" August 30

 Sablière, St-Lazare Sandpit - eBird Hotspot

The first field trip of the fall season and the response was overwhelming 28 participants a big group for a small wooded area that we visited first. Things improved a little when we went into the sandpit. The wooded area was very quiet to say the least, most of the birds we saw were behind a house where we had more open view. After the sandpit we walked in the Base de plein air de St-Lazare, although it's a beautiful forest, the birds where totally absent.

We ended the day with a surprising 48 species.

50 Mallard, 12 Green-winged Teal, 1 American Bittern, 3 Great-blue Heron, 2 Great Egret, 2 Green Heron, 3 Turkey Vulture, 1 Buteo sp, 2 Kildeer, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Least Sandpiper, 6 Ring-billed Gull, 6 Rock Pigeon, 2 Mourning Dove, 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 1 Downy Woodpecker, 6 Northern Flicker, 1 Pileated Woodpecker, 6 Eastern Phobe, 1 Warbling vireo, 3 Red-eyed Vireo, 12 Blue Jay, 6 American Crow, 14 Black-capped Chickadee, 3 White-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Hermit Thrush, 8 American Robin, 6 European Starling, 6 Tennessee Warbler, 1 Magnolia Warbler, 1 Black-throated Blue, Warbler (Richard), 6 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 1 Black-throated Green Warbler, 1 Pine Warbler (Richard), 6 Bay-breasted Warbler, 1 Black and white Warbler, 2 Ovenbird, 2 Song Sparrow, 1 Northern Cardinal, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 6 Red-winged Blackbird, 6 Common Grackle, 3 Baltimore Oriole. 6 American Goldfinch, 
 (2 Brown Thrashers, 1 Scarlet Tanager - Jean De Marre, Jean Bacon)



50 Canard colvert, 12 Sarcelles d'hiver, 1 Butor d'Amérique, 3 Grande héron, 2 Grande aigrette, Héron vert 2, 3 Urubu à tête rouge, 1 Buteo sp, 2 Pluvier kildir, 2 Grand Chevalier, 2 Petit Chevalier, 1 Chevalier grivelé, 1 Bécasseau minuscule, 6 Goéland à bec cerclé, 6 Pigeon biset, 2 Tourterelle triste, 2 Colibri à gorge rubis, 1 Pic mineur, 6 Pic flamboyant, 1 Grand Pic, 6 Moucherelle phébe, 1 Viréo mélodieux, 3 Viréo aux yeux rouges, 12 Geai bleu, 6 Corneille d'Amérique, 14 Mésange à tête noire, 3 Sittelle à poitrine blanche, 1 Grive solitaire, 8 Merle d'Amérique, 6 Étourneau sansonnet, 6 Paruline obscure, Paruline à tête cendrée, 1 Paruline Bleue (Richard) , 6 Paruline à croupion jaune, 1 Paruline à gorge noire, , 1 Paruline des pins (Richard), 6 Paruline à poitrine baie, 1 Paruline noir et blanc Paruline, 2 Paruline couronnée, 2 Bruant chanteur, 1 Cardinal rouge, 1 Cardinal à poitrine rose, 6 Carouge à épaulettes, 6 Quiscale bronzé, 3 Oriole de Baltimore. 6 Chardonneret jaune, (2 Moqueur roux 1, Tangara écarlate - Jean De Marre, Jean Bacon)

Thanks to a great group for this nice morning. - Clémence and Jean

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip"

Saturday, August 30 – samedi 30 août
St-Lazare Sand Pits and Area
Leaders: Jean Demers and Clémence Soulard
514-694-8240
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Link to Sablière, St-Lazare Sand Pits eBird Hotspot where you can check out whats been seen recently. You can also set it to see what been seen in just a particular year, or choose a month, to see whats been seen in that month over the years.

7:30 a.m. From Highway 40 west towards Ottawa take Exit 26. Turn left on Chemin Daoûst (which becomes Avenue Bédard) and proceed 4 km to Chemin Ste-Angelique. Turn right and after 1.4 km turn left on Montée St-Robert. Continue for 2.6 km to Parc St-Robert on the left and meet in the parking lot. Looking for shorebirds, waterfowl and early fall migrants. $2.00 charge (exact change). Half day.

7 h 30. Depuis l’autoroute 40 ouest vers Ottawa, prendre la sortie 26. Tourner à gauche sur le Chemin Daoust (qui devient l’avenue Bédard) et continuer 4 km jusqu’au Chemin Ste-Angélique. Tourner à droite puis après 1,4 km, tourner à gauche sur la Montée St-Robert. Continuer 2.6 km jusqu’au Parc St-Robert sur la gauche. Le lieu de rencontre est situé dans le stationnement. Nous rechercherons les oiseaux de rivage, la sauvagine et les oiseaux migrateurs hâtifs. 2,00 $ pour l’entrée (monnaie exacte). Demi-journée.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sightings for Tuesday August 18

ChâteauguayRefuge Faunique Marguerite-D’Youville, Île Saint-Bernard eBird Hotspot latest sightings

Looks like things are starting to pick up. Today I counted 47 species, compared to the 30 or so that has been seen recently: Canada Goose 20, Wood Duck 14, Mallard 8, Double-crested Cormorant 6, Great Blue Heron 1, Great Egret 4, Green Heron 2, Black-crowned Night-Heron 3, Osprey 1, Northern Goshawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 1, Spotted Sandpiper 1, Ring-billed Gull 11, Caspian Tern 1, Belted Kingfisher 1, Downy Woodpecker 3, Hairy Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 5, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Eastern Wood-Pewee 4, Great Crested Flycatcher 2, Warbling Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 3, Blue Jay 2, American Crow 4, Tree Swallow 4, Black-capped Chickadee 27, Tufted Titmouse 1, Red-breasted Nuthatch 2, White-breasted Nuthatch 6, House Wren 2, American Robin 7, Gray Catbird 6, Cedar Waxwing 10, Nashville Warbler 1, Common Yellowthroat 1, American Redstart 1, Northern Parula 1, Blackburnian Warbler 1, Yellow Warbler 4, Song Sparrow 55, Swamp Sparrow 1, Northern Cardinal 2, Red-winged Blackbird 4, Common Grackle 4, Baltimore Oriole 2, American Goldfinch 10

Bernache du Canada 20, Canard branchu 14, Canard colvert 8, Cormoran à aigrettes 6, Grand héron 1, Grande Aigrette 4, Héron vert 2, Bihoreau gris 3, Balbuzard pêcheur 1, Autour des palombes 1, Buse à queue rousse 1, Spotted Chevalier 1, Goéland à bec cerclé 11, Sterne caspienne 1, Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique 1, Pic mineur 3, Pic chevelu 2, Pic flamboyant 5, Grand pic 1, Pioui de l'Est 4, Tyran huppé 2, Viréo mélodieux 1, Viréo aux yeux rouges 3, Geai bleu 2, Corneille d'Amérique 4, Hirondelle bicolore 4, Mésange à tête noire 27, Mésange bicolore 1, Sittelle à poitrine rousse 2, Sittelle à poitrine blanche 6, Troglodyte familier 2, Merle d'Amérique 7, Moqueur chat 6, Jaseur d'Amérique 10, Paruline à joues grises 1, Paruline masquée 1, Paruline flamboyante 1, Paruline à collier 1, Paruline à gorge orangée 1, Paruline jaune 4, Bruant chanteur 55, Bruant des marais 1, Cardinal rouge 2, Carouge à épaulettes 4, Quiscale bronzé 4, Oriole de Baltimore 2, Chardonneret jaune 10 - Tom Long

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bird Protection Quebec, Summer Series 2014 - Field trip #6 Report

8 people participated in the final field trip of this year's Summer Series. We headed out to visit 4 different sewage lagoons (water filtration ponds) in St, Albert, Embrun, Casselman and St-Isidore, Ontario. It was mostly a cloudy and cool day, which was actually a nice break on this annual trip. Generally it has been very hot and humid and the lagoons offer no cover or shade from the hot sun. Fortunately we wrapped up the day's birding just prior to a major rainfall in St-Isidore.

I have always mentioned that this particular trip involves a lot of walking but, until this year, we never really knew just how much walking. On Saturday's trip one of our participants wore a pedometer. By the end of the day we had walked 7.2 kilometers.

We always hope for shorebirds on this trip each year and we were not disappointed. Our list of 56 species included several shorebird species. The Birds of the Day were the Solitary Sandpiper and the White-rumped Sandpiper.

So here is the list from Saturday. Canada Goose 20, Wood Duck 10, American Black Duck 2, Mallard 75, Blue-winged Teal 40, Northern Shoveler 6, Green-winged Teal 24, Hooded Merganser 20, Ruddy Duck 6, Pied-billed Grebe 12, American Bittern 2, Great Blue Heron 2, Northern Harrier 1, Broad-winged Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 2, American Kestrel 1, Merlin 4, Common Moorhen 35 Semipalmated Plover 7, Killdeer 30, Greater Yellowlegs 3, Lesser Yellowlegs 30, Solitary Sandpiper 1, Spotted Sandpiper 10, Semipalmated Sandpiper 12, Least Sandpiper 10, White-rumped Sandpiper 1, Pectoral Sandpiper 2, Wilson's Snipe 1, Ring-billed Gull 6, Rock Pigeon 8, Mourning Dove 24, Chimney Swift 4, Belted Kingfisher 1, Downy Woodpecker , 2Northern Flicker 5, Eastern Phoebe 1, Blue Jay 10, American Crow 10, Purple Martin 6, Tree Swallow 1,000+, Bank Swallow 6, Cliff Swallow 12, Barn Swallow 3, Black-capped Chickadee 4, American Robin 2, Gray Catbird 1, European Starling 20, Common Yellowthroat 1, Savannah Sparrow 4, Song Sparrow 6, Bobolink 1, Red-winged Blackbird 12, Common Grackle 3, American Goldfinch 15, House Sparrow 6

Bernache du Canada 20, Canard branchu 10, Canard noir 2, Canard colvert 75, Sarcelle à ailes bleues 40, Canard souchet 6, Sarcelle d'hiver 24, Harle couronné 20, Érismature rousse 6, Grèbe à bec bigarré 12, Butor d'Amérique 2, Grand Héron 2, Busard Saint-Martin 1, Petite Buse 1, Buse à queue rousse 2, Crécerelle d'Amérique 1, Faucon émerillon 4, Gallinule poule d'eau 35, Pluvier semipalmé 7, Pluvier kildir 30, Grand Chevalier 3, Petit Chevalier 30, Chevalier solitaire 1, Chevalier grivelé 10, Bécasseau semipalmé 12, Bécasseau minuscule 10, Bécasseau à croupion blanc 1, Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée 2, Bécassine de Wilson 1, Goéland à bec cerclé 6, Pigeon biset 8, Tourterelle triste 24, Martinet ramoneur 4, Martin-pêcheur 1, Pic mineur 2, Pic flaboyant 5, Moucherelle Phébi 1, Geai bleu 10, Corneille d'Amérique 10, Hirondelle moire 6, Hirondelle bicolore 1000 +, Hirondelle de rivage 6, Hirondelle à front blanc 12, Hirondelle rustique 3, Mésange à tête noire 4, Merle d'Amérique 2, Moqueur chat 1, Étourneau sansonnet 20, Paruline masquée 1, Bruant des prés 4, Bruant chanteur 6, Goglu des prés 1, Carouge à épaulettes 12, Quiscale bronzé 3, Chardonneret jaune 15, Moineau domestique 6


Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Summer Series, our 11th season. Of course this doesn't mean that the summer is over. We still have some great weather ahead of us and some great trips coming up in the weeks ahead leading into the fall. - Sheldon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sightings for Sunday August 17

Ste-Martine: Marbled Godwit (Barge marbrée)   J.-S. Guénette

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sightings for Saturday August 16

Ste-Martine: Marbled Godwit, Stilt Sandpiper (Barge marbrée, Bécasseau à échasses) - Sylvain Mathieu

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sightings for Friday August 15

Ste-Martine: Marbled Godwit , Stilt Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpiper (Barge marbrée, Bécasseau à échasses, Petit Chevalier, Chevalier semipalmé) - Mark Dennis
 
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