Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rivière Noire Canoe Trip

July 8-9, 2012

We planned a short trip with friends and former neighbours, Jerry and Charolyn. On the way there, we stopped briefly at Chemin Smith Léonard and Hwy 148 to look for Upland Sandpipers (yes again). At first it looked like another blank, but we were happy to see a distant Eastern Meadowlark and some Eastern Bluebirds. Suddenly there were 2 Upland Sandpipers on fence posts right beside the car. One flew across and was joined by a third on the ground.

We were not concentrating on birds during the actual canoe trip, but were amazed by the number of Belted Kingfishers and Spotted Sandpipers that we saw.

Bird List
1. European Starling
2. Eastern Meadowlark
3. Eastern Bluebird
4. Belted Kingfisher
5. Common Merganser
6. Spotted Sandpiper
7. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. Common Yellowthroat (H)
9. Ovenbird (H)
10. Chestnut-sided Warbler (H)
11. Great Blue Heron
12. Northern Flicker
13. Osprey
14. Sharp-shinned Hawk
15. Turkey Vulture
16. American Crow
17. Common Raven

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