Presqu’ile Bird Report for 7-13 Feb 2020
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL,
The warmer weather resulted in waterbirds picking up a little this week with both ducks and gulls showing increased numbers and/or diversity. Even landbirds showed some change with woodpeckers drumming more and songs from MOURNING DOVE, HOUSE FINCH and NORTHERN CARDINAL.
CANVASBACK – A distinct uptick in numbers with a high count of 40 on 10 Feb.
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – small numbers seen through the week with a high of four on 10 Feb.
COMMON MERGANSER – One on 12 Feb was the first in a while.
February 15, 2020 - Doug McRae
Presqu’ile Bird Report for 31 Jan – 6 Feb 2020
It has been another quiet week without any surprises. Waterfowl are mostly located around the islands and the outer Bay when its not choked with ice. Land birds are generally very scarce and most are focused on feeders. I’m going to try a slightly different format for the report where I just list species with details afterwards and see if it’s easier to get the needed information. Feel free to email me privately with comments or suggestions.
TRUMPETER SWAN – Nine seen on 2 Feb were likely the birds that usually frequent the Barcovan channel east
February 7, 2020 - Doug McRae