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Updated: April 19, 2017

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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:

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Redhead
Greater Scaup
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull

Iceland Gull (kumlieni)
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon
Northern Shrike
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
 

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