Trip Report: May 3, 2008 Early May Migration in South Bruce Outing

By Dave Schaus

Trip Leader: Dave Schaus

Participants: Jean Schaus, Jerry Asling, Joy Albrecht, Kathleen Giesler, Doreen Stoot, Wanda


Conditions: Cloudy in the a.m., some fog and periods of rain in the p.m., windy, Temp 10-12º C

Locations visited: Downtown Walkerton, Ripley Sewage Lagoons, Lurgan Beach, Point Clarke,


Due to the continuing rain the outing ended at 3:00 p.m., earlier than planned so very little of Kincardine was covered. Considering the weather everyone was happy with the results.

Highlights:   2 – Great Egret

                    6 – Ruddy Ducks

                7 – Spotted Sandpiper in one location

                    1 – Upland Sandpiper – seem by Jerry on way back to Walkerton

                    12 – Dunlin in one location

                    1 – Chimney Swift

                    1 – Tufted Titmouse heard only in Lurgan Beach

                    4 – Yellow-rumped Warblers fly catching in very good lighting

                    1 pr – Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

                    1 – Baltimore Oriole

Species Seen:

  1. -Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Canada Goose, Mallard, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper, Dunlin, Wilson’s Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Rock Pigeon, Chimney Swift, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Wren, American Robin, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Chipping Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, yellowleg species

Number of species: 59

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