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Presqu'ile Bird Report for 23-29 July 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Redhead, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Parula   OVERVIEW: There is still very little birding coverage at Presqu’ile so the report is once again, a bit thin.  More southbound migrant shorebirds are arriving and several songbirds were seen in areas they didn’t breed at suggesting they too are migrating.  This trend will pick up substantially over the next few weeks.   SIGHTINGS:   American Black Duck:  One was with the Gull Is. mixed duck flock on 27 Jul.   Green-winged Teal: At least three were
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 16-22 Jul 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Baird’s Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, Northern Parula  OVERVIEW: Fall migration is picking up with a few more shorebirds and the first migrating Bobolinks reported this week.  Most nesting birds are busy feeding fledged young now swelling the population making for some productive birding.  SIGHTINGS:  Mute Swan: Numbers of this damaging non-native species continue to swell with 300 in a small part of Presqu’ile Bay on 18 Jul.  Hooded Merganser: The young bird that has been hanging around Gull Is./Owen Pt. was seen again on 21 Jul, then flew off to the
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 9-15 Jul 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Southbound shorebirds, Northern Parula  OVERVIEW: We are still suffering from very low coverage but there are lots of birds around.  As in the past few weeks breeding birds are the big story with lots of family parties about. Because Presqu’ile is blessed with a wide variety of habitats we have many different species living in a small area, which is the formula for good birding.  The other big news is that fall migration is officially underway with the arrival of southbound shorebirds!  SIGHTINGS:  Gadwall: a flock of 34 – an unusually large number for mid summer
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 2-8 July 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: Black-throated
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 25 Jun – 1 Jul 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: Lesser Scaup
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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 18-24 Jun 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: Black-bellied
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