Amherst Island Trip Report

Sunday, April 22, 2018

8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

In my opinion, today was absolutely the most enjoyable birding day of the year so far. The birding was so solid on Amherst, we never left the island. Sorry, PEC, Amherst was that fun. We even managed to crack the 70-species barrier! I am sure I speak for all present that day when I say: finally a good FIX. Numerous FOS (first-of-season) birds were observed by our party throughout the day. We finished the day with a tutorial on scaup ID, admiring over 200 birds in a mixed-species raft at Cataraqui Bay. What a great birding day, thanks, everyone. See below for our species checklists:

eBird Checklists

Amherst Island (AM ferry): https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44815465

Amherst Island: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44838181

Invista Lagoon: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44843327