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Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada: May 13th - 21st 2109


Places visited: Point Pelee National Park, Hillman Marsh, Kopegaron Woods, Wheatley Provincial Park, St, Clair National Wildlife Area and Rondeau Provincial Park.


Highlights: Day One: Trumpeter Swan, Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup and Ruddy Duck. Wild Turkey, Horned Grebe, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Virginia Rail, Sora and Sandhill Crane.



Day Two: Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Hudsonian Whimbrel, Stilt Sandpiper, American Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, American Woodcock, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs and Willet.



Day Three: Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, American Black Tern, Forster's Tern, and Double-crested Cormorant. Great Blue Heron, Green Heron and Black-crowned Night-Heron. Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk and Eastern Screech-Owl.



Day Four: Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Yellow-bellied, Acadian, Willow and Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe and Loggerhead Shrike.



Day Five: White-eyed, Blue-headed, Philadelphia, Warbling and Red-eyed Vireo. Blue Jay and Horned Lark. Purple Martin, Tree, Northern Rough-winged and Cliff Swallow.



Day Six: Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatch, House, Sedge, Marsh and Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Eastern Bluebird, Veery, Gray-cheeked (Bicknell's), Swainson's, Hermit and Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher and Cedar Waxwing.



Day Seven: Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Eastern Towhee, Chipping, Field, Song, Lincoln's, Swamp, White-throated and White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Orchard and Baltimore Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird and Common Grackle.



Day Eight: Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Golden-winged, Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Prothonotary, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Mourning and Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Cape May and Cerulean Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, Prairie, Black-throated Green, Canada and Wilson's Warbler. Scarlet Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Indigo Bunting.