Ross Harris lead our first walk of 2017 on February 11th at Humber Bay Parks. A fresh layer of snow on the ground didn’t deter about 40 participants from attending the walk. Birds were generally pretty scarce. There were no large concentrations of waterfowl, and not many land birds either. Despite that, we managed to find a nice variety of birds, including a Black-Crowned Night Heron, a distant Peregrine Falcon, a Northern Shrike, and four species of gull.
We visited both the east and west sides of the park. We had really hoped to find the Harlequin Duck that had been frequenting the park for many weeks, but he was not to be found that day! By the end we had found 35 species of birds. Not bad for mid-February! Here`s the list: