Island Birding in Kingston

Saturday/Sunday, November 3-4

Two full days of birding

A wonderful weekend with birding friends as we birded the islands along the N shore of Lake Ontario! Thousands of Aythya ducks (Redhead, Greater and Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck and even Canvasback) were enjoyed by the group at Wolfe Island. We even managed to see 60+ Ruddy Ducks in the raft. Early days yet but it certainly appears as though the meadow vole scene on Wolfe isn’t anywhere as good as it is on Amherst. For example, we observed a handful of harriers and one Buteo species (unknown). The following morning we observed 23 loons (22 Common and 1 Red-throated) from Finkle’s Shore Park. Seems to me that it’s only a matter of time before a Pacific is spotted there; what a great loon scene! Amherst Island was loaded with Birds of Prey. We saw nearly 100 Birds of Prey comprising many species. The meadow vole scene there is perhaps best described in “crop” terms; as in a BUMPER crop of voles. All in all, it was a great weekend. Please see below for our checklists:

eBird Checklists

Saturday

Wolfe Island — General location: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657324

Wolfe Island — New Canal Dock: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657326

Wolfe Island — Barrett Bay: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657325

Wolfe Island — Highway 96: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657322

Wolfe Island — Grimshaw Bay: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657319

Wolfe Island — Reed’s Bay: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657317

Wolfe Island — Highway 95: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657316

Wolfe Island — Button Bay: https://ebird.org/canada/view/checklist/S49657315

Wolfe Island –Bayfield Bay: https://ebird.org/canada/view/checklist/S49657314

Wolfe Island — Ferry: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657312

Sunday

Napanee — County Road 8: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49685667

Bath — Finkle’s Shore Park: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49685664

Amherst Island — Ferry: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49685662

Amherst Island — https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49685663

Amherst Island — Owl Woods: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49685661

Monday (Lakewatch at Point Petre)

Point Petre: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49698552

Sandbanks Park — Outlet Beach: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49699910

East Lake — Boat Launch: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49700408