Algonquin Park

Saturday, November 10th

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Although the weather was very poor to start our day (high wind, blowing snow, nearly a blizzard!) we ended up having a wonderful outing to Algonquin Park. We happened to be birding the Park during a period of highly volatile and dynamic weather, meaning all we had to do to turn up very interesting sightings was patiently bird and carefully observe as we always do as a group. Here is a list of our super-rare-Park-birds-but-otherwise-super-common-birds-t o-Eastern-Ontario! Fox Sparrow (second latest record), Double-crested Cormorant (latest record), Great Black-backed Gull (very rare, along with the latest record) and Golden Eagle (rare fall migrant). I texted Ron Tozer, and to be honest, I didn’t have a true indication as to just how noteworthy our sightings were. I have never seen him use so many exclamation marks. It was a very fun day in the field! We also saw otters and beavers :). Checklists below…

eBird Checklists

Algonquin Park — East Gate:

Algonquin Park — Old Airfield:

Algonquin Park — Mew Lake Campground:

Algonquin Park — Highway 60:

Algonquin Park — Spruce Bog Boardwalk:

Algonquin Park — Visitor Centre:

Algonquin Park — Visitor Centre parking lot:

Algonquin Park — Opeongo Road:

Algonquin Park — Brewer Lake:

Algonquin Park — East Gate: