North American Birds

VOLUME 70 NO3-NO4 2019

A Quarterly Journal of Ornithological Record Published by the American Birding Association. The mission of the journal is to provide a complete overview of the changing panorama of our continent’s birdlife.

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N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S 294 O N TA R I O at Ottawa's Britannia Point, Ottawa 21 Jun–31 Jul (Mira Furgoch, m.ob.). Two were noted at Strawberry Island P.P., Manitoulin 22 Jun (Ed - ward Morris, Gregory Rand, et al.). DOVES THROUGH GOATSUCKERS A Eurasian Collared-Dove was at Niagara Falls, Niagara from late May to 9 Jun (anonymous finder, m.ob.). Another was at St. Thomas, El - gin 23-28 Jun (Mary Carnahan, m.ob.), while a long-staying individual was at Guelph, Wel - lington 9 Jul–8 Sep (Mike Lepage, m.ob.). A White-winged Dove was at Schreiber, Thunder Bay 3 Jun (Mark Campbell, Peggy L. Campbell, m.ob.). The White-winged Dove at Rondeau P.P. since 1 May (SRC, m.ob.) was last report - ed 14 Aug. This was the second summer in a row with its presence. Another White-winged Dove was at Long Point (Breakwater) 12 Jun (Ana Diaz, Daniel Giesbrecht). Yet another was at Atikokan, Rainy River 22-26 Jun (Darryl J. Warkentin); this constituted a first record for the district. Still another was at Ormond Beach, Elgin 5 Jul (Ron J. Kingswood). Rare for the district was the Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Atiko - kan 13-17 Jun (David New) as was the one at Algonquin P.P. (Cache Lake) 5-8 Jul (Jan Pier - son). A singing Chuck-will's-widow was near Milford, Prince Edward 18 May–16 Jun (m.ob.). SHOREBIRDS THROUGH TERNS American Avocets included a single at Cassel- man S.T.P., Prescott and Russell 6 Jun (Brian L. Morin et al.), one at Hamilton 7 Jun (Leonard P. Manning, m.ob.), another at Oshawa, Dur - ham 30 Jun–9 Jul (Jake Monroe. m.ob.), and one at Blenheim S.T.P., Chatham-Kent 27 Jul (DG, m.ob.). Nesting Piping Plovers are still on the increase on the Great Lakes. Success - ful nesting occurred at the traditional sites on Manitoulin Island, at Sauble Beach and Wasaga Beach (m.ob.). Two pairs successfully nested with 4 chicks each at Darlington P.P., Durham (Timothy Logan, m.ob.), a new site for the Great Lakes. For the first time since 1934, a pair raised 3 chicks at Presqu'ile P.P., Northum - berland (m.ob.). A late Whimbrel was at Burlington, Halton 10 Jun (Lucas Short, Mark A. Jennings, Barbara N. Charlton). A Marbled Godwit was notable at Oshawa 13-14 Jun (Charmaine Anderson, m.ob.). Ten Ruddy Turnstones were late mi - grants at Presqu'ile P.P. 10 Jun (FMH). A Ruff was at Embrun S.T.P., Prescott and Russell 1 Jul (Paul Schoening, m.ob.). Late Dunlin included one at Chippewa, Thunder Bay 26 Jun (A. Gregg Kendall) and one at Long Point (Breakwater) 20 Jun (m.ob.). Late spring migrants included the two Baird's Sandpipers at Monticello, Welling - ton 4 Jun (Michael D. Cadman, Jackson Ku- sack). Adult Baird's Sandpipers are rare in fall migration, so the one at Niagara-on-the-Lake's Avondale S.T.P., Niagara 15 Jul was an excellent find (Jean Hampson, Robert Highcock, Joshua D. Vandermeulen). Single Least Sandpipers at Wheatley Harbour, Chatham-Kent 1 Jun (BAM) and Hillman Marsh 4 Jun (Jeremy L. Hatt) were locally late spring migrants. Early fall migrants included the 2 at Presqu'ile P.P. 5 Jul (FMH). The 33 Solitary Sandpipers at Mud Lake C.A., Niagara 29 Jun was a significantly high count (Joshua D. Vandermeulen). A Willet at Hamil - ton 3-10 Jun (Leonard P. Manning, m.ob.) was joined by a second on 6 Jun (m.ob.). Another, or the same, was at Hamilton's Van Wagners Beach 15-16 Jun (Christopher Cheatle, m.ob.). The individual at Oliphant, Bruce 1 Jul was an early fall migrant (Alfred Raab, m.ob.). A tardy Greater Yellowlegs was at Hillman Marsh, Essex 4 Jun (BAM, m.ob.). Little Gulls were rather scarce this season. The first was at Ottawa 3 Jun (Aaron Hywarren, m.ob.). An ad. was at Erieau, Chatham-Kent 5 Jun (Keith J. Burk) while one was at Long Point 13 Jun (Mark A. Conboy). Another was at Presqu'ile P.P. 1 Jul (RDM) and two were at Point Pelee, Es - sex 30 Jul (BAM). Unusual for the age class and date was the ad. Franklin's Gull at Point Pelee 4 Jun (BAM, DG). Oddly, a first-cycle was nearby at Wheatley Harbour the same day (Adam Ca - parelli)! A Least Tern was briefly sighted at Darlington P.P. 20 Jun (Glenn Coady). An Arctic Tern was notable at Cobourg, Northumberland 23 Jun–2 Jul (Clive E. Goodwin, m.ob.). PELICANS THROUGH FLYCATCHERS The Great Egret in Algonquin P.P., Nipissing 26 Jul provided only the twelfth park record Five Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks rested on the beach at Hamilton, Hamilton on July 13. Photo by © Joshua D. Vandermeulen Rare for Ontario was this male Cinnamon Teal at Rainy River S.T.P., shown here 11 Jun. Photo by © Mark K. Peck This White-winged Dove was a long-staying bird at Ron - deau Provincial Park Chatham-Kent; pictured here 30 May. Photo by © P. Allen Woodliffe This American Avocet was a late spring migrant at Casselman S.T.P. Photo by © Brian L. Morin

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