Monday, 11 April 2011

Field trip to Prince Edward Point

On Sunday April 10, 2011 Kurt Hennige led a field trip to Prince Edward Point and sends us this report:

We had 14 participants, weather was partly cloudy and southwesterly winds over the Lake kept things cool, but not uncomfortable. There was a good migration of Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creepers and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.  Sparrows were also common with many Dark-eyed Junco's, also Vesper and Field Sparrow were seen.  Other highlights were 2 American Bittern, 1 Red-necked Grebe, many Bonaparte's Gulls and 3 Purple Martins.

Also seen was a Garter Snake. 

Below is the complete list of birds seen today during the field trip.
 
Kurt
 Location:     Prince Edward Point
Observation date:     4/10/11
Notes:     KFN fieldtrip to PEPT
Number of species:     72

Canada Goose     160
Mute Swan     12
Tundra Swan     2
Gadwall     6
American Wigeon     1
American Black Duck     16
Mallard     64
Northern Shoveler     14
Northern Pintail     34
Green-winged Teal     6
Redhead     74
Ring-necked Duck     35
Lesser Scaup     8
White-winged Scoter     19
Long-tailed Duck     480
Bufflehead     140
Common Goldeneye     6
Common Merganser     24
Red-breasted Merganser     160
Ruffed Grouse     3
Common Loon     5
Red-necked Grebe     1
Double-crested Cormorant     3
American Bittern     2
Great Blue Heron     4
Turkey Vulture     3
Osprey     3
Northern Harrier     5
Red-tailed Hawk     2
American Kestrel     2
Killdeer     10
Wilson's Snipe     12
American Woodcock     2
Bonaparte's Gull     34
Ring-billed Gull     16
Herring Gull     5
Great Black-backed Gull     2
Rock Pigeon     2
Mourning Dove     15
Belted Kingfisher     2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     3
Downy Woodpecker     2
Hairy Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker     6
Eastern Phoebe     5
Blue Jay     12
American Crow     18
Common Raven     4
Horned Lark     2
Purple Martin     3
Tree Swallow     12
Black-capped Chickadee     8
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
Brown Creeper     8
Golden-crowned Kinglet     27
Hermit Thrush     1
American Robin     140
European Starling     105
American Tree Sparrow     30
Field Sparrow     1
Vesper Sparrow     4
Song Sparrow     35
Dark-eyed Junco     180
Northern Cardinal     2
Red-winged Blackbird     90
Eastern Meadowlark     10
Common Grackle     55
Brown-headed Cowbird     14
Purple Finch     1
House Finch     8
American Goldfinch     8
House Sparrow     3

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