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Monday, March 14, 2011

Birding Excursion to the Kingston area, Ontario, Canada 12-13 March 2011

Long-tailed Duck or Oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis)

A small enthusiastic group of birders and photographers defied the cold and humid weather, and went to the Kingston area for a weekend excursion.
Although the number of owls were low, the group experienced a tremendous surge of waterfowl migrating along the shores of Lake Ontario.
Among the many species of diving ducks, there were about 3000 Long-tailed Ducks and about 4000 Greater Scaup.
Canada Goose, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls were everywhere, and Redwinged Blackbirds were singing from every treetop.
The best birds of the trip were 10 White-winged Scooter, a singing Carolina Wren and a soaring Turkey Vulture.
We had 40 species on the first day and 47 the second day.
The total amount of species for the trip was 53 (from Saturday morning until late afternoon Sunday).

Trip list as follows:

  1. American Crow
  2. Northern Cardinal
  3. Wild Turkey
  4. Canada Goose
  5. Rock Pigeons
  6. Ring-billed Gull
  7. European Starling
  8. Redwinged Blackbird
  9. Redtailed Hawk
  10. Common Grackle
  11. Blue Jay
  12. Mourning Dove
  13. American Robin
  14. Mute Swan
  15. Common Merganser
  16. Long-tailed Duck
  17. Redbreasted Merganser
  18. Rough-legged Hawk
  19. Common Raven
  20. House Sparrow
  21. Buffledhead
  22. Greater Scaup
  23. Redhead
  24. Common Goldeneye
  25. Horned Lark
  26. Herring Gull
  27. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  28. Black-capped Chickadee
  29. White-breasted Nuthatch
  30. House Finch
  31. American Tree Sparrow
  32. Dark-eyed Junco
  33. Ring-necked Pheasant
  34. White-winged Scooter
  35. Mallard
  36. American Kestrel
  37. Lesser Scaup
  38. Hairy Woodpecker
  39. Northern Harrier
  40. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  41. Carolina Wren
  42. Hooded Merganser
  43. Great Horned Owl
  44. Great Black-backed Gull
  45. Downey Woodpecker
  46. Snowbunting
  47. Long-eared Owl
  48. American Black Duck
  49. American Goldfinch
  50. Gadvall
  51. American Coot
  52. Turkey Vulture
  53. Common Redpoll
Excursion was organized by Tony Beck - Always An Adventure

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