"Exceptionally warm and pleasant weather at Presqu'ile Provincial Park has slowed the bird migration but has provided many birders the opportunity to enjoy studying birds at their leisure, especially on Gull Island." Those words, written here almost exactly a year ago, bear repeating today. Compared to last week, and compared to what one might expect in mid-September, birding has seemed somewhat lacklustre, but not lacking in some elements of excitement.
Birders seeking a challenge have made a point of adding their contributions to the ongoing debate about the identity of the
September 21, 2017 - Fred Helleiner
What a week this has been for birding at Presqu'ile Provincial Park! Well over 100 species were seen on just one day (Sunday), and the number of rarities reported comes close to requiring two hands to count. In part, this plethora of sightings can be attributed to the fact that birders were almost as abundant as birds. Four organized groups were scouring the Park on Sunday, and expert birders were out and about on almost every day of the week.
There are still questions being raised about the swan with a black bill that remains off Gull and Sebastopol Islands, but a consensus seems
September 14, 2017 - Fred Helleiner