December 2005 Sightings in the Windsor Area
Highlights of the recent Christmas Bird Counts include:
Cedar Creek, Dec 17 - 87 species
Saturday, December 3: The birding trip to Point Pelee and Wheatley Harbour today recorded 59 species. Highlights included several late migrants such as Horned Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Killdeer,+5 adult Red-shouldered Hawks and Fox Sparrow. There were large flocks of scaup along the east side of the tip that included over 20 Surf Scoters and we had great looks at American Pipits foraging along the beach shoreline.
Thursday, December 1: This is the start of the winter birding season (Dec 1 to Feb 28). The nature centre feeders are attracting many species of birds with the return of cooler weather. Tufted Titmice, Black-capped Chickadees, Fox Sparrow and Pine Siskins are being seen from the viewing window.
A new Christmas Bird Count has been established for the south-western corner of the county that will include Holiday Beach C.A., Big Creek, some Detroit River shoreline and the lower part of River Canard. The count will be held December 28.
Ojibway's web site: Paul Pratt, 519-966-5852 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Point Pelee 519-322-2371
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Information last updated : 1 January 2006
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