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Updated: Feb 22, 2024

February 2023 Bird Walk

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Garth Riley lead our February 11th walk along the Mimico waterfront, starting at Amos Waites Park. There are typically large flocks of waterfowl here at this time of year, but we only found small numbers of the typical species. This is probably due to the mild weather which has left an abundance of open water in places that are usually frozen over at this time of year. We had a good turn out of approximately 35 people. While we didn’t see any rare birds, we were able to find most of the species that are expected here in February. We finished the walk with 21 species. Here is the full list:

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye

Red-breasted Merganser
Horned Grebe
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Cooper's Hawk
Blue Jay
American Crow
European Starling
House Sparrow

The light was awful, and most of the birds were far from shore, but here are a few photos of the birds we found.