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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 11-17 June 2021 This report is primarily based on sightings gleaned from eBird, and those reported directly to me.  I would be grateful to hear of any interesting sightings. You can reach me at rdouglasmcrae@gmail.com. Your observations are very much appreciated. If you are reporting something rare, please provide some details (exact location, ID features noted) or photographs if possible. Finally in order to try and keep the database as accurate as possible, eBird accounts submitted under false names or pseudonyms will not be used unless I know who the actual observer is.  HIGHLIGHTS: Little Gull,
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 4-10 Jun 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Greater Scaup, Common Merganser, Nesting Piping Plover, Red Crossbill  OVERVIEW: The last northbound shorebirds and songbirds were passing through this week.  High Bluff and Gull Island were a hive of activity with thousands of pairs of colonial birds raising young.  The surrounding water is a big gathering place for puddle ducks and the gravel shoals and Owen Pt. have been busy as a resting place for shorebirds, gulls and terns.  Most songbirds are in the core of their nesting period and getting inconspicuous when not singing.  Note that access
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 28 May – 3 Jun 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: American Golden Plover, Piping Plover, Wilson’s Phalarope, Little Gull, Peregrine Falcon, Clay-colored Sparrow OVERVIEW: It was another exciting week at Presqu’ile with the tail end of shorebird migration passing through as well as the last vestiges of songbird migration.  Nesting is well underway for most species and some have already fledged young. SIGHTINGS: Green-winged Teal: A male was still present in the Gull Is. puddle duck flock on 3 Jun. American Wigeon: A male was in the mixed puddle duck flock on 29 May. American Black
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 21-27 May 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, American Golden Plover, Wilson’s Phalarope, Laughing Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black Tern, Forster’s Tern, Red Crossbill, Evening Grosbeak. OVERVIEW: We are now in the late stages of spring migration - a period when Presqu’ile shines!  Most of the wintering waterfowl have left but a good selection of puddle ducks (mostly males) can be seen swimming around the north side of Gull Is.  The late warblers – Canada, Wilson’s, Mourning, Blackpoll - have now arrived and some of the earlier
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 14-20 May 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Brant, Glossy Ibis, Piping Plover, Wilson’s Phalarope, Iceland Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Prothonotary Warbler, Red Crossbill. OVERVIEW: After weeks of opposing winds that greatly delayed and suppressed numbers the floodgates broke with days of warm weather and some southerly winds.  Most of this migration went largely unseen as birds seemed to fly over and go straight to their breeding territories.  Although there were no spectacular groundings, there were still lots of new birds arriving through the week.  Most warblers have now
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Presqu'ile Bird Report for 7-13 May 2021 This report is primarily based on sightings gleaned from eBird, and those reported directly to me.  I would be grateful to hear of any interesting sightings. You can reach me at rdouglasmcrae@gmail.com. Your observations are very much appreciated. If you are reporting something rare, please provide some details (exact location, ID features noted) or photographs if possible. Finally in order to try and keep the database as accurate as possible, eBird accounts submitted under false names or pseudonyms will not be used unless I know who the actual observer is.  HIGHLIGHTS:
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