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Birds on MVFN Point Pelee trip 2016

Birds on MVFN Point Pelee Trip 2016

A group of MVFN members enjoyed an inspiring trip to Point Pelee,  May 9-12, 2016! During the trip they witnessed the beauty of spring and a rich abundance of bird life. There were many wonderful photographs by Howard Robinson, Peter Blancher, Wendy Moenig, Pam Hickman, Peter Anderson and others, recording the group of birders as well as the bird life seen. A few of these photographs are included below.

Below the photos is a complete list of  bird species seen or heard each day by the MVFN group during the 4-day outing. The birds encountered are listed approximately in the order each species was first seen or heard. The list was compiled by Mary Robinson with review also by Cliff Bennett and Peter Blancher. Link to pdf  list:  PDF BIRD LIST POINT PELEE  2016

Looking for the heard Virginia Rail. photo Howard Robinson

Looking for the heard Virginia Rail. photo Howard Robinson

Caspian Terns, Ring billedGulls, Dunlin. photo Howard Robinson

Caspian Terns, Ring-billed Gulls, Dunlin. photo Howard Robinson

Boardwalk at deLaurier homestead. photo by Howard Robinson

Boardwalk at DeLaurier homestead. photo by Howard Robinson

Barn Swallows. photo Howard Robinson

Barn Swallows. photo Howard Robinson

Baltimore Oriole. Photo Howard Robinson

Baltimore Oriole. Photo Howard Robinson

Well out from Pelee. photo Howard Robinson

Well out from Pelee. photo Howard Robinson

Dunlin at Hillman Marsh. photo Howard Robinson

Dunlin at Hillman Marsh. photo Howard Robinson

Ruddy Ducks photo Peter Blancher

Ruddy Ducks photo Peter Blancher

Red-breasted Mergansers, Lake Erie photo Peter Blancher

Red-breasted Mergansers, Lake Erie photo Peter Blancher

Mute Swan, Hillman Marsh photo Peter Blancher

Mute Swan, Hillman Marsh photo Peter Blancher

photo Wendy Moenig

photo Wendy Moenig

photo Wendy Moenig

photo Wendy Moenig

Red-headed Woodpecker, Cactus Field, photo Peter Anderson

Red-headed Woodpecker, Cactus Field, photo Peter Anderson

Great Horned Owl, chicks, Woodland Trail, photo Peter Anderson

Great Horned Owl, chicks, Woodland Trail, photo Peter Anderson

Palm Warbler, photo Pam Hickman

Palm Warbler, photo Pam Hickman

Blackburnian Warbler, photo Pam Hickman

Blackburnian Warbler, photo Pam Hickman

Breakfast group. photo Wendy Moenig

Breakfast group. photo Wendy Moenig

MVFN POINT PELEE TRIP MAY 9-12, 2016

Leamington Hotel – May 9, 2016

1. Red-winged Blackbird

2. American Robin

3. Barn Swallow

4. Common Grackle

5. Mourning Dove

6. Song Sparrow

7. Baltimore Oriole

8. Northern Cardinal

9. Forster’s Tern

10. Mallard

11. Double-crested Cormorant

12. Tree Swallow

13. Canada Goose

14. Great Blue Heron

15. Killdeer

16. Herring Gull

17. Ring-billed Gull

18. European Starling

19. American Redstart

20. House Sparrow

21. Northern Flicker

22. Northern Rough-winged Swallow

23. Downy Woodpecker

24. Purple Martin

25. American Woodcock

Point Pelee Park – May 10, 2016

26. Wood Duck

27. Common Yellowthroat

28. Warbling Vireo

29. Rusty Blackbird

30. Virginia Rail

31. Marsh Wren

32. American Coot

33. Black Tern

34. Bonaparte’s Gull

35. Swamp Sparrow

36. Brown-headed Cowbird

37. Field Sparrow

38. White-crowned Sparrow

39. Yellow Warbler

40. Chipping Sparrow

41. Yellow-rumped Warbler

42. Red-bellied Woodpecker

43. House Wren

44. Orchard Oriole

45. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

46. Blue Jay

47. Turkey Vulture

48. American Goldfinch

49. Bay-breasted Warbler

50. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

51. Blue-headed Vireo

52. Savannah Sparrow

53. Red-breasted Merganser

54. Cliff Swallow

55. Common Tern

56. Black-bellied Plover

57. Common Loon

58. Bank Swallow

59. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

60. Great Crested Flycatcher

61. Great Black-backed Gull

62. Chestnut-sided Warbler

63. Pine Warbler

64. Nashville Warbler

65. Eastern Screech Owl

66. Cedar Waxwing

67. Black-and-white Warbler

68. White-throated Sparrow

69. Cooper’s Hawk

70. Gray Catbird

71. Northern Waterthrush

72. Great Horned Owl

73. Black-throated Blue Warbler

74. Veery

75. Wood Thrush

Hillman Marsh (including en route)

76. Wild Turkey

77. Eastern Phoebe

78. Rock Pigeon

79. Eastern Kingbird

80. American Crow

81. Mute Swan

82. Gadwall

83. Willet

84. Northern Shoveler

85. Dunlin

86. Caspian Tern

87. Redhead

88. Green-winged Teal

89. Ruddy Turnstone

90. Great Egret

91. Greater Yellowlegs

92. Bufflehead

93. Ruddy Duck

94. Semipalmated Plover

95. Semipalmated Sandpiper

96. Least Sandpiper

97. Palm Warbler

98. Lesser Scaup

99. Horned Grebe

100. Black-throated Green Warbler

Point Pelee – May 11, 2016

101. Hooded Warbler

102. Winter Wren

103. Lincoln’s Sparrow

104. Ring-necked Duck

105. Least Flycatcher

106. Red-throated Loon

107. Swainson’s Thrush

108. Cerulean Warbler

109. Magnolia Warbler

110. Blackburnian Warbler

111. Eastern Towhee

112. Scarlet Tanager

113. Northern Parula

114. White-winged Scoter

115. Brown Thrasher

116. Yellow-throated Vireo

117. Hermit Thrush

118. Orange-crowned Warbler

119. Blackpoll Warbler

120. Indigo Bunting

121. Cape May Warbler

122. Eastern Wood-Pewee

123. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

124. Blue-winged Warbler

125. Golden-winged Warbler

126. Mourning Warbler

127. Ovenbird

128. Connecticut Warbler

129. Kirtland’s Warbler

130. Fish Crow

131. Red-eyed Vireo

132. Belted Kingfisher

133. Spotted Sandpiper

134. Common Merganser

135. Red-headed Woodpecker

DeLaurier Homestead- May 11, 2016

136. Peregrine Falcon

137. Black-capped Chickadee

138. Bald Eagle

139. Eastern Bluebird

140. Gray-cheeked Thrush

141. House Finch

Leamington Hotel and Rondeau Park – May 12, 2016

142. Osprey

143. Chimney Swift

144. Horned Lark

145. White-breasted Nuthatch

146. Pine Siskin

147. Pileated Woodpecker

148. Canada Warbler