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Pelee Island Bird Observatory

Pelee Island Bird Observatory

The Pelee Island Bird Observatory is a non-profit organisation devoted to the study and conservation of birds.

From August 13th to 14th were quieter mornings. A Yellow-rumped and Mourning Warbler were seen as new for the season. On August 15th hundreds of warblers showed up and many of them were seen high up in the canopy. Most of them were Blackburnian, and there were quite a few Caoe May, Bay-breasted, and Black-and-white Warblers. Also, I counted three Canads Warblers – new for the season – during the census, and banded two more along with the season first Ovenbird and Hermit Thrush. Thirteen warbler species have been seen so far for this fall.Photo: Cape May Warbler See MoreSee Less
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For the last two days (Aug 10-11) it had been good condition as the beginning of fall migration. Many Blue Gray Gnatcatchers passing through the area was observed along with some Yellow-bellied and Least Flycatchers and quite a few Blackburnian Warblers. Cape May Warbler was observed as a season new. At the pond I had a chance to see three juvenile Little Blue Herons and a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron. I am sorry I couldn’t take a good photos! I need new camera although it was taken from a quite distance! I’ve never seen this species, so I observed carefree and identified based on the bill and the leg color and the slight darkness on the wing tip which was actually hard to see. If there is any other opinion I appreciate!! See MoreSee Less
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On August 9th there were some migrants arrived. After the severe thunderstorm with pouring rain over the last night many flight calls of Yellow Warbler were passing in the dark gray sky above my head this morning. They were numerous along with Baltimore Orioles on the census route. A Blackburnian and Tennessee Warblers, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was seen as the season first. After the census I walked into the netting area which was quiet compared to the tip. There was some standing water along the net lines, but I managed to put up some nets to get ready for the fall banding operation on August 15th. Our visitor hours will be irregular for a while after August 15th since I need to back and forth between the census and the banding. Please check our vehicle parking at roadside of the entrance of the trail to our banding station.(Photo: Bonaparte’s Gull) See MoreSee Less
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