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Almonte Lagoons: Birds seen during August 23rd Open House

THANK YOU TO MICHEL GAUTHIER FOR SENDING IN THIS REPORT OF THE BIRDS SEEN

Feature photo of Gallinule by Michel Gauthier

On Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017, the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) held a birding open house at the Almonte Lagoon Observation Tower. This was the first of four similar open houses to be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Biologist Ken Alison was the expert birder on hand to answer questions. Thirty-one species of birds were identified during the event.

MVFN maintains an observation tower overlooking the Almonte Lagoons, and a trail into the tower and invites you to walk in and view the multitude of birds between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on three additional dates: Aug 30, Sept 6, and Sept 13. A field naturalist with a spotting scope will be at the tower to talk about the birds and to provide the opportunity to learn the identity of the different species. Visitors to the tower are encouraged to bring binoculars.

 Full details and directions here.

 In order to pique your interest, here is a list of the bird species that were seen on August 23rd:

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Mallard

Blue-winged Teal

Hooded Merganser

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Common Gallinule

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Eastern Phoebe

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cedar Waxwing

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Song Sparrow

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch