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Southern Ontario May 13th-21st 2019

Here is the list of species I managed to see on my first trip to Canada. Three of us flew from Bristol via Dublin to Toronto and then drove 200 miles West and made base on the shore of Lake Erie in Colchester, Essex. We visited Point Pelee National Park most days but made other visits to local hotspots; Hillman Marsh, Kopegaron Woods, Wheatley Provincial Park, St, Clair National Wildlife Area and any other interesting looking roadside pull in plus an hour at Rondeau Provincial Park while heading East back to Toronto Airport. The 97 species highlighted in red were new for me.




Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Black-crowned Night Heron
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Sandhill Crane
Trumpeter Swan
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Mallard
Gadwall
Green-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Wood Duck
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Red-breasted Merganser
Virginia Rail
Sora
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Black-bellied Plover
Hudsonian Whimbrel
Willet
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Turnstone
Dunlin
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Bonaparte’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
American Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Forster’s Tern
Black Tern
Caspian Tern
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Osprey
American Kestrel
Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Least Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren
Sedge Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
Veery
Swainson’s Thrush
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Loggerhead Shrike
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Starling
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Prothonotary Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Black and White Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prarie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Rufous-sided Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole
Northern Oriole
Scarlet Tanager
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Purple Finch