Presqu’ile Birding Report 3rd August to 9th August 2018
Highlights: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CAROLINA WREN
Very few reports of birds came in this week due to the holiday weekend and hot and stormy weather!
A LONG-TAILED DUCK on Aug 3rd and a BLUE-WINGED TEAL on Aug 5th were ducks of interest this week and unfortunately both were in poor shape due most likely to avian botulism. RUFFED GROUSE was spotted again this week near the campgrounds. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was spotted flying around the bridge at the Calf Pasture.
Shorebirds reported today were 8
August 9, 2018 - Doug McRae
Presqu’ile Bird Report for the week of 27th July to 2nd August 2018
Highlights: YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CAROLINA WREN, HOODED WARBLER
This week shorebird migration slowed down with no new species arriving on the beaches. The beaches look very good with algae forming south of beach 3 and the next weather front should bring in some new birds. Songbirds on the other hand have picked up with quite a few new arrivals. One wonders if fires up north are moving birds south sooner?
The first RUFFED GROUSE in awhile were seen on trails July 30th and
August 2, 2018 - Bill Gilmour