Recent Trip Reports

August 6 2017 (Sunday) Durham Region and Lake Ontario Marshes

Leader: Rayfield Pye, John Stirrat.

The weekend closure of Victoria Street across the Lynde Shores Marsh forced a change of starting point to Hall's Road. From there, this year's trip covered Cranberry Marsh, Darlington Provincial Park, Corbett Creek Marsh and a storm water pond east of Lynde Creek. The group of 25 members tallied 63 species on a sunny but cool day. Despite driving a circuitous route to places most of the group had never been, nobody got lost.

Some highlights include: Herons and Bitterns: Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Least Bittern Shorebirds: Least Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer, Piping Plover Flycatchers: Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Traill?s Flycatcher Warblers/Vireos: Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Pine Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo Other: Indigo Bunting, Marsh Wren, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Baltimore Oriole, Wild Turkey, Osprey, Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Northern Harrier
Photo: Sam Barone