Jarmo's Big Year for Carolinian Canada


Barred Owl - Halls Rd, 11 January 2015
Photo: Jarmo Jalava

Hello Friends! Since late 2013 I'd hemmed and hawed about doing a Big Year of birding in celebration of Carolinian Canada's 30th anniversary. Well, in 2015 I finally took the plunge and made the pledge! What had held me back was that for the "30:30" campaign I thought it would be nice to try the extreme challenge of observing 300 species of birds within the Carolinian life zone of Ontario within one 12-month period. With no small amount of birder's luck and the willingness to be "on-call" whenever a rare bird is reported this might be doable, but would involve burning A LOT of carbon and sacrificing a bit too much family and work time. So, I set a more modest goal of trying to observe 270 (3 X 3 X 30) species in municipalities that overlap with the original Carolinian Canada boundaries (which meant including Perth County, where I live, and Ontario south of a line from Durham Region to Huron County). Even this wouldn't be a cinch. Anyway, the most important thing is that it's to support Carolinian Canada. Please consider matching my personal pledge of $1 per species towards this campaign, and/or becoming a member of our organisation.

I reached my goal of 270 species for the Carolinian Life Zone on September 3 at Van Wagner's Beach on the Hamilton-Burlington waterfront.  It was a rare Sabine's Gull -- FOUR of them, actually!  And on December 27 I saw my final addition the 2015 Carolinian zone list, a Thayer's Gull at the Wildwood Reservoir near St. Mary's, Ontario, which brought the year's total to 287.  

But my Big Year wasn't over, since I was at 299 for Ontario, just one species shy of the magic 300.  A Smew, a rare visitor from Eurasia that I had never seen in my life, had been reported near Upper Canada Village on the St. Lawrence River.  It seemed like a ridiculous distance to drive to see a bird, but at the urging of family and friends, I went for it, heading off for the five-hour drive in the wee dark hours of the morning of December 30.  

It was a grey, drizzly day, and the roads were slick.  But I made it to Morrisburg.  After searching the shores of Ault Island for many hours, I did not find the Smew, but thousands upon thousands of Snow Geese, which had delayed their migration south because of the slow onset of winter, were passing over.  It was truly a soul-stirring spectacle -- and in and of itself made the trip worthwhile.  And, not long after my arrival and much to my delight, a flock of 30 Bohemian Waxwings landed in a tree right next to the road along the St. Lawrence River shore where I was searching.  Those beautiful berry-eating long-distance travelers from the boreal forest would raise my 2015 species total for Ontario to 300.  Missions accomplished.

Well, almost accomplished.  It's still not too late to help me reach my all-important fundraising goal of $3000.  To make a flat donation, please click the link below.  Consider making the number a multiple of 30!  Huge thanks for your support!

Help Me Complete My Challenge!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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Friday, December 4, 2015

It's been a busy couple of months with some out-of-country travel, so it's been difficult to keep up with all the great birds being seen around southern Ontario.

Friday, October 2, 2015

September is one of the most exciting months in the birding world.  In the northern hemisphere, bird populations are at their highest after the breeding season and most migratory species are on the move, so you never know what you are going to find on any given day.  I had great luck.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hello everyone,

Lots of great birding and nature-watching in Perth County these days...

Saturday, June 27, 2015

As of the end of June my species total is 263 for the Carolinian Zone -- just seven species shy of my "modest" target of 270 with half a year to go. Getting there since my last post in early May has been quite a birding delight. In one afternoon at Point Pelee, I added two species to my all-time Ontario life list: a most obliging Chuck-Will's-Widow and the ever-elusive (in Ontario) Mississippi Kite. This was on May 16. I had heard about the Chuck-Will's-Widow, which was discovered earlier that day along the Woodland Trail south of the Visitor's Centre....

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I had great time birding at the Point Pelee and the Rondeau areas from May 7 through 9.  Highlights in and around Pelee area included a beautiful, breeding-plumaged Amer

Friday, April 24, 2015

I think I'm very much on track for my goal of 270 species (in counties within or overlapping with the Carolinian zone of Ontario).  "Best" birds so far have included "ch

Big Year Bird Tally

Species Location

Date First Observed

Greater White-fronted Goose

Floradale--Woolwich Reservoir

26 Oct 2015

Snow Goose

Aylmer Wildlife Management Area

21 Mar 2015

Ross's Goose

Aylmer Wildlife Management Area

21 Mar 2015

Cackling Goose

Wildwood Reservoir

03 Apr 2015

Canada Goose

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Mute Swan

Toronto--Humber River mouth

04 Jan 2015

Trumpeter Swan

Toronto--Humber River mouth

04 Jan 2015

Tundra Swan

Aylmer Wildlife Management Area

21 Mar 2015

Wood Duck

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

20 Mar 2015

Gadwall

Toronto--Sand Beach Road Parkette

04 Jan 2015

Eurasian Wigeon

Cambridge--Bannister Lake

13 Apr 2015

American Wigeon

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

24 Jan 2015

American Black Duck

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Mallard

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Mottled Duck

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

20 May 2015

Blue-winged Teal

Stratford Country Club and vicinity

09 Apr 2015

Northern Shoveler

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

24 Jan 2015

Northern Pintail

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

06 Mar 2015

Green-winged Teal

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

24 Jan 2015

Canvasback

Burlington--LaSalle Park/Marina

04 Jan 2015

Redhead

Oakville - Third Line overlook

04 Jan 2015

Ring-necked Duck

Stratford--Lake Victoria

26 Mar 2015

Greater Scaup

Burlington--LaSalle Park/Marina

04 Jan 2015

Lesser Scaup

Burlington Ship Canal/Lift bridge (Halton side)

24 Jan 2015

King Eider

Toronto--Humber River mouth

04 Jan 2015

Harlequin Duck

Toronto--Sand Beach Road Parkette

04 Jan 2015

Surf Scoter

Stoney Creek--Green Road at Lake Ontario

24 Jan 2015

White-winged Scoter

Oakville - Third Line overlook

04 Jan 2015

Black Scoter

Stoney Creek--Green Road at Lake Ontario

24 Jan 2015

Long-tailed Duck

Toronto--Sand Beach Road Parkette

04 Jan 2015

Bufflehead

Toronto--Sand Beach Road Parkette

04 Jan 2015

Common Goldeneye

Toronto--Sand Beach Road Parkette

04 Jan 2015

Barrow's Goldeneye

Sombra--riverfront

17 Jan 2015

Hooded Merganser

Toronto--Humber River mouth

04 Jan 2015

Common Merganser

Toronto--Humber River mouth

04 Jan 2015

Red-breasted Merganser

Toronto--Humber River mouth

04 Jan 2015

Ruddy Duck

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

24 Jan 2015

Ruffed Grouse

Ellice Swamp

25 Jan 2015

Wild Turkey

Whitby--Lynde Shores Conservation Area

11 Jan 2015

Red-throated Loon

Burlington Ship Canal/Lift bridge (Halton side)

14 Mar 2015

Pacific Loon

Rock Point Provincial Park

31 Oct 2015

Common Loon

Niagara-on-the-Lake--Queens Royal Park

02 Apr 2015

Pied-billed Grebe

Mitchell Sewage Lagoons (West Perth Wetlands)

16 Apr 2015

Horned Grebe

Toronto--Sand Beach Road Parkette

04 Jan 2015

Red-necked Grebe

Toronto--Colonel Samuel Smith Park

14 Mar 2015

Eared Grebe

Exeter Sewage Lagoons

11 Sep 2015

Neotropic Cormorant

Hamilton--Tollgate Ponds

04 Apr 2015

Double-crested Cormorant

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

24 Jan 2015

American White Pelican

Dundas Marsh/Cootes Paradise (general location)

20 Jun 2015

American Bittern

Long Point--Big Creek NWA

03 May 2015

Least Bittern

Rondeau Provincial Park (general location)

08 May 2015

Great Blue Heron

Lorne C. Henderson CA

17 Jan 2015

Great Egret

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

29 Apr 2015

Snowy Egret

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

21 Jul 2015

Green Heron

Stratford Country Club and vicinity

02 May 2015

Black-crowned Night-Heron

St. Catharines--Lakeside Park

07 Apr 2015

Glossy Ibis

Blenheim--Landfill

15 May 2015

White-faced Ibis

Long Point--Lakeshore Road Fields

22 May 2015

Black Vulture

Niagara--Queenston (Locust Grove Picnic Area)

02 Apr 2015

Turkey Vulture

251 Cobourg Street, Stratford, ON

18 Mar 2015

Osprey

Stratford Country Club and vicinity

15 Apr 2015

Golden Eagle

Pinery Provincial Park

24 Mar 2015

Mississippi Kite

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area (Mersea Rd 2 east bridge)

15 May 2015

Northern Harrier

Sarnia--Former Landfill

17 Jan 2015

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Burlington--Sheldon Creek

14 Mar 2015

Cooper's Hawk

stakeout Painted Bunting, Oakville--Arkendo Drive (2014)

04 Jan 2015

Bald Eagle

Lorne Ave East - Romeo to Rd 107

10 Jan 2015

Red-shouldered Hawk

Km 290, Highway 401

13 Feb 2015

Broad-winged Hawk

Hwy 6 near Freelton

19 Apr 2015

Red-tailed Hawk

City of Stratford dump

02 Jan 2015

Rough-legged Hawk

Lorne Ave East - Romeo to Rd 107

02 Jan 2015

Virginia Rail

Long Point--Big Creek NWA

03 May 2015

Sora

Port Stanley--Sewage Lagoons

15 May 2015

Common Gallinule

Long Point--Big Creek NWA

03 May 2015

American Coot

Burlington--LaSalle Park/Marina

04 Jan 2015

Sandhill Crane

Long Point--Port Rowan Lion's Park

06 Apr 2015

American Avocet

Essex - flooded fields east of Road 33 south of Oak St.

07 May 2015

Black-bellied Plover

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area (shorebird cell)

30 Apr 2015

American Golden-Plover

Chatham-Kent - Port Alma & vicinity

07 May 2015

Wilson's Plover

Toronto--Toronto Islands

28 May 2015

Semipalmated Plover

Blenheim Sewage Lagoons

07 May 2015

Piping Plover

Sauble Beach

26 May 2015

Killdeer

Dalewood Rd. & Ferguson Line, Elgin

10 Mar 2015

Spotted Sandpiper

Point Pelee NP (general location)

30 Apr 2015

Solitary Sandpiper

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area (Northeast access)

07 May 2015

Greater Yellowlegs

Norfolk - E 1/4 Line north of Road 45

06 Apr 2015

Willet

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Lesser Yellowlegs

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

29 Apr 2015

Whimbrel

Erieau--townsite and waterfront

22 May 2015

Hudsonian Godwit

Wildwood Reservoir

15 Oct 2015

Ruddy Turnstone

Wheatley--Holiday Harbour (AKA Romney Township Public Beach)

15 May 2015

Red Knot

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

03 Sep 2015

Stilt Sandpiper

Mitchell Sewage Lagoons (West Perth Wetlands)

18 Jul 2015

Sanderling

Erieau--townsite and waterfront

19 May 2015

Dunlin

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

29 Apr 2015

Baird's Sandpiper

Mitchell Sewage Lagoons (West Perth Wetlands)

05 Aug 2015

Least Sandpiper

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area (shorebird cell)

30 Apr 2015

White-rumped Sandpiper

Blenheim Sewage Lagoons

19 May 2015

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Leamington--onion fields between Hillman Marsh and Point Pelee

10 Sep 2015

Pectoral Sandpiper

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

29 Apr 2015

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Blenheim Sewage Lagoons

09 May 2015

Short-billed Dowitcher

Blenheim Sewage Lagoons

09 May 2015

Long-billed Dowitcher

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

12 Sep 2015

Wilson's Snipe

Long Point--'New' Provincial Park

06 Apr 2015

American Woodcock

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

30 Mar 2015

Wilson's Phalarope

Mitchell Sewage Lagoons (West Perth Wetlands)

25 May 2015

Red-necked Phalarope

Tavistock Sewage Lagoons

18 Aug 2015

Pomarine Jaeger

Hamilton--Van Wagner's Beach (Lakeland Centre)

03 Oct 2015

Parasitic Jaeger

Hamilton--Van Wagner's Beach (Lakeland Centre)

12 Sep 2015

Long-tailed Jaeger

Hamilton--Van Wagner's Beach (Lakeland Centre)

25 Sep 2015

Black-legged Kittiwake

Niagara--Below the Falls (ON)

13 Dec 2015

Sabine's Gull

Hamilton--Van Wagner's Beach (Lakeland Centre)

03 Sep 2015

Bonaparte's Gull

Niagara--Queenston (Locust Grove Picnic Area)

02 Apr 2015

Black-headed Gull

Wheatley--Harbour (Chatham-Kent side)

29 May 2015

Little Gull

Niagara--Queenston Heights overlook

02 Apr 2015

Ring-billed Gull

Toronto--Sand Beach Road Parkette

04 Jan 2015

Herring Gull

City of Stratford dump

02 Jan 2015

Thayer's Gull

Wildwood Reservoir

27 Dec 2015

Iceland Gull

St Mary's winter gull field Rd 9 & Rd 122

22 Jan 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Stoney Creek--Green Road at Lake Ontario

24 Jan 2015

Glaucous Gull

Lorne Ave East - Romeo to Rd 107

02 Jan 2015

Great Black-backed Gull

Toronto--Humber River mouth

04 Jan 2015

Caspian Tern

Hamilton--Canada Centre for Inland Waters & North Shore Islands

19 Apr 2015

Black Tern

Leamington--Harbour and Seacliff Beach

07 May 2015

Common Tern

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

19 Apr 2015

Forster's Tern

Long Point--Port Rowan Lion's Park

06 Apr 2015

Rock Pigeon

City of Stratford dump

02 Jan 2015

Eurasian Collared-Dove

stakeout Eurasian Collared-Dove, Leamington (2014-2015)

07 May 2015

Mourning Dove

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Long Point--Backus Woods North

11 May 2015

Black-billed Cuckoo

Point Pelee NP (general location)

17 May 2015

Eastern Screech-Owl

Rondeau Provincial Park (general location)

08 May 2015

Great Horned Owl

Whitby--Thickson's Woods

11 Jan 2015

Snowy Owl

Sarnia--Former Landfill

17 Jan 2015

Barred Owl

Whitby--Hall's Road

11 Jan 2015

Short-eared Owl

Huron - Fordwich Line north of Orange Hill Rd.

26 Mar 2015

Common Nighthawk

Point Pelee NP (general location)

16 May 2015

Chuck-will's-widow

Point Pelee NP (general location)

15 May 2015

Eastern Whip-poor-will

Cape Croker - general location

01 Jun 2015

Chimney Swift

251 Cobourg Street, Stratford, ON

04 May 2015

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

London--Westminster Ponds Park

04 May 2015

Belted Kingfisher

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

27 Mar 2015

Red-headed Woodpecker

Point Pelee NP (general location)

29 Apr 2015

Red-bellied Woodpecker

St. Mary's - Willard Court

22 Jan 2015

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Long Point--'New' Provincial Park

06 Apr 2015

Downy Woodpecker

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Hairy Woodpecker

Whitby--Thickson's Woods

11 Jan 2015

Northern Flicker

Lorne C. Henderson CA

17 Jan 2015

Pileated Woodpecker

Long Point--Jackson Gunn Forest

21 Mar 2015

American Kestrel

Lorne Ave East - Romeo to Rd 107

02 Jan 2015

Merlin

Hwy 7/8 east edge of Stratford

11 Jan 2015

Peregrine Falcon

Burlington Ship Canal/Lift bridge (Halton side)

24 Jan 2015

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

15 Aug 2015

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Point Pelee NP (general location)

18 May 2015

Acadian Flycatcher

Lambton County Heritage Forest

25 Jun 2015

Alder Flycatcher

Point Pelee NP (general location)

17 May 2015

Willow Flycatcher

Point Pelee NP (general location)

17 May 2015

Least Flycatcher

Point Pelee NP (general location)

29 Apr 2015

Eastern Phoebe

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

18 Jan 2015

Say's Phoebe

Stakeout - Say's Phoebe 2015 - Lagoon Road

17 Sep 2015

Vermilion Flycatcher

stakeout Vermilion Flycatcher, Wallaceburg--Nelson St

21 Dec 2015

Great Crested Flycatcher

London--Westminster Ponds Park

04 May 2015

Eastern Kingbird

Long Point--Backus Woods North

03 May 2015

Northern Shrike

Hwy 401 east of Franklin Blvd

13 Jan 2015

White-eyed Vireo

Long Point--LPBO Old Cut Field Station

03 May 2015

Yellow-throated Vireo

Long Point--Backus Woods North

03 May 2015

Blue-headed Vireo

Point Pelee NP (general location)

29 Apr 2015

Warbling Vireo

Long Point--'New' Provincial Park

03 May 2015

Philadelphia Vireo

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Red-eyed Vireo

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Blue Jay

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

American Crow

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Fish Crow

St. Catharines--Lakeside Park

19 Apr 2015

Common Raven

Lorne Ave East - Romeo to Rd 107

02 Jan 2015

Horned Lark

Bentpath Line east of Hwy 40

17 Jan 2015

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

14 Apr 2015

Purple Martin

Exeter Sewage Lagoons

26 Apr 2015

Tree Swallow

Niagara--Queenston (Locust Grove Picnic Area)

02 Apr 2015

Bank Swallow

Point Pelee NP (general location)

29 Apr 2015

Barn Swallow

Perth Road 124

13 Apr 2015

Cliff Swallow

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area (shorebird cell)

30 Apr 2015

Cave Swallow

Oakville--Sedgewick Park

22 Nov 2015

Black-capped Chickadee

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Tufted Titmouse

Pinery Provincial Park

24 Mar 2015

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

White-breasted Nuthatch

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Brown Creeper

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

House Wren

Point Pelee NP (general location)

29 Apr 2015

Winter Wren

Whitby--Hall's Road

11 Jan 2015

Marsh Wren

Long Point--Port Rowan Wetland

11 May 2015

Carolina Wren

Burlington--LaSalle Park/Marina

04 Apr 2015

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Sarnia--Canatara Park

26 Apr 2015

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Stratford Country Club and vicinity

13 Apr 2015

Eastern Bluebird

Huron - Fordwich Line north of Orange Hill Rd.

26 Mar 2015

Mountain Bluebird

Whitby--Hall's Road

04 Dec 2015

Veery

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Rondeau Provincial Park (general location)

08 May 2015

Swainson's Thrush

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Hermit Thrush

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

14 Apr 2015

Wood Thrush

Point Pelee NP (general location)

30 Apr 2015

American Robin

Whitby--Thickson's Woods

11 Jan 2015

Varied Thrush

stakeout Varied Thrush, Kitchener--Stanley Park (2015)

01 Feb 2015

Gray Catbird

Long Point--'New' Provincial Park

03 May 2015

Brown Thrasher

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

18 Apr 2015

Northern Mockingbird

Burlington Ship Canal/Lift bridge (Halton side)

14 Mar 2015

European Starling

City of Stratford dump

02 Jan 2015

American Pipit

Long Point--Hastings Drive

03 May 2015

Cedar Waxwing

London--Westminster Ponds Park

04 May 2015

Lapland Longspur

Stratford Country Club and vicinity

17 Oct 2015

Snow Bunting

Lorne Ave East - Romeo to Rd 107

10 Jan 2015

Ovenbird

Long Point--'New' Provincial Park

03 May 2015

Louisiana Waterthrush

Long Point--Backus Woods North

03 May 2015

Northern Waterthrush

Long Point--Backus Woods North

03 May 2015

Blue-winged Warbler

Rondeau Provincial Park (general location)

09 May 2015

Black-and-white Warbler

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

01 May 2015

Prothonotary Warbler

Rondeau Provincial Park (general location)

09 May 2015

Tennessee Warbler

Long Point--LPBO Old Cut Field Station

11 May 2015

Orange-crowned Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Nashville Warbler

Long Point--'New' Provincial Park

03 May 2015

Mourning Warbler

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

13 May 2015

Common Yellowthroat

Long Point--Big Creek NWA

03 May 2015

Hooded Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

American Redstart

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Cape May Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Cerulean Warbler

Long Point--Backus Woods North

11 May 2015

Northern Parula

London--Killaly Meadows ESA

04 May 2015

Magnolia Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Bay-breasted Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Blackburnian Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Yellow Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

29 Apr 2015

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Wheatley Provincial Park

07 May 2015

Blackpoll Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

17 May 2015

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Long Point--'New' Provincial Park

03 May 2015

Palm Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

29 Apr 2015

Pine Warbler

Stratford Country Club and vicinity

13 Apr 2015

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

14 Apr 2015

Black-throated Green Warbler

Long Point--Backus Woods North

03 May 2015

Canada Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Wilson's Warbler

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Yellow-breasted Chat

Rondeau Provincial Park (general location)

09 May 2015

Grasshopper Sparrow

Flamborough

02 Jun 2015

Henslow's Sparrow

Wheatley--Harbour (Chatham-Kent side)

20 May 2015

Nelson's Sparrow

Mersea Road 21 fields

06 Oct 2015

American Tree Sparrow

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Chipping Sparrow

251 Cobourg Street, Stratford, ON

05 Apr 2015

Clay-colored Sparrow

Rondeau Provincial Park (general location)

08 May 2015

Field Sparrow

Norfolk - prairie restoration Hwy 24 & E 1/4 Line

06 Apr 2015

Lark Bunting

Flamborough - Valens Rd btwn Safari Rd & Conc. 8 W

23 May 2015

Fox Sparrow

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

05 Apr 2015

Dark-eyed Junco

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

White-crowned Sparrow

Point Pelee NP (general location)

29 Apr 2015

Harris's Sparrow

Burlington--Sheldon Creek

13 Feb 2015

White-throated Sparrow

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Vesper Sparrow

Norfolk - prairie restoration Hwy 24 & E 1/4 Line

06 Apr 2015

Savannah Sparrow

Stratford--City of Stratford storm water ponds

12 Apr 2015

Song Sparrow

Hamilton--Windermere Basin

24 Jan 2015

Lincoln's Sparrow

Long Point--'New' Provincial Park

03 May 2015

Swamp Sparrow

Whitby--Thickson's Woods

11 Jan 2015

Eastern Towhee

Long Point--LPBO Old Cut Field Station

06 Apr 2015

Summer Tanager

Point Pelee NP (general location)

18 May 2015

Scarlet Tanager

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Northern Cardinal

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Long Point--LPBO Old Cut Field Station

03 May 2015

Blue Grosbeak

Point Pelee NP (general location)

18 May 2015

Indigo Bunting

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

Painted Bunting

stakeout Painted Bunting, Oakville--Arkendo Drive (2014)

24 Jan 2015

Dickcissel

Point Pelee NP (general location)

17 May 2015

Bobolink

Blenheim Sewage Lagoons

07 May 2015

Red-winged Blackbird

Hagersville - Duxbury Rd & vicinity

07 Feb 2015

Eastern Meadowlark

Rutherford area fields/pastures

17 Jan 2015

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Lake St. Clair--Angler Line

19 May 2015

Rusty Blackbird

Hagersville - Duxbury Rd & vicinity

07 Feb 2015

Common Grackle

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

16 Mar 2015

Brown-headed Cowbird

Hagersville - Duxbury Rd & vicinity

07 Feb 2015

Orchard Oriole

Wheatley--Campers Cove Road field

07 May 2015

Baltimore Oriole

Point Pelee NP (general location)

30 Apr 2015

House Finch

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Purple Finch

Stratford Country Club and vicinity

15 Apr 2015

Common Redpoll

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Hoary Redpoll

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

11 Mar 2015

Pine Siskin

Long Point--LPBO Old Cut Field Station

21 Mar 2015

American Goldfinch

Stratford--TJ Dolan Recreation Area

02 Jan 2015

Evening Grosbeak

Toronto--High Park

04 Jan 2015

House Sparrow

City of Stratford dump

02 Jan 2015

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Point Pelee NP (general location)

08 May 2015

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