Glenn Coady lead our September 7th walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. This is a bit of a tradition. Glenn has lead almost every September walk for many years. Although there are lots of birds migrating at this time of year, seeing and identifying them can be a challenge because they are not singing and they are wearing drab fall plumage.
The birds were generally scarce, but we did come upon a nice mixed flock of warblers at the north end of “the bowl” containing seven species of warbler and two species of flycatcher. A large movement of Monarch Butterflies helped add colour.
By the end, 31 participants tallied 35 species of birds. After the walk, many of us went up to the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre for cookies and Birds & Beans coffee to take in the Passenger Pigeon exhibit.
Here’s a full list of the bird species found on the walk. (The stuffed Passenger Pigeon doesn’t count!)