Trip Report: Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Sunday, September 16th

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Although it was yet again very hot and very muggy during a tour day, our flock of EOB birders had a great time birding Presqu’ile Park! We had many neat observations throughout the day. We observed a high-flying Sharp-shinned Hawk dive bombing a high-flying Cooper’s Hawk (giving us an incredible comparison view); a Ruby-throated Hummingbird “flycatching” small flies on Gull Island; and a sneaky and rare-for-the-season Dark-eyed Junco hanging out under a picnic table. We were shown an interesting collection of dropped (and plucked!) feathers and bone scraps throughout the day (thanks, Sophie!) Additionally we also studied a “grey morph” Baird’s Sandpiper at close range.  Please see the below checklists for both photos and our species composition at each location…

eBird Checklists

Presqu’ile PP — Lighthouse:

Presqu’ile PP — Owen Point:

Presqu’ile PP — Gull Island:

Presqu’ile PP — Owen Point:

Presqu’ile PP — Day Use:

Presqu’ile PP — Park Store: