Point Pelee and Michigan
- A full day at Pelee with some interesting
reverse migration off the Tip, including a Dickcissel. There
was also some fine raptor movement including a Goshawk flying
over Post Woods, a Peregrine and an Osprey whilst an Eastern
Screech-owl was seen well through telescopes in a heavily
foliated apple tree. Several new species of warbler were
seen including our only Cerulean Warbler of the tour....Dave
Milsom reports for Birdfinders
Ontario & Michigan, Rondeau to Whitefish Point,
- From the Visitor centre we walked the Tulip Tree Trail. First bird seen was a Least Flycatcher then Mick was onto a Hooded Warbler. Other birds included Blackburnian, Black-throated Green, Magnolia and Black-throated Blue Warblers...Ray Thorneycroft reports.
- The holiday started in Toronto, the
largest city in Canada, and although I had only limited time
for birding here I still saw a good variety of species. Even
within the middle of the city it is possible to see some interesting
birds...Chris Hill reports
- A great introduction to North American birding at a (fairly) relaxed
pace. My time was limited, which prevented me from looking for
turtles and other wildlife, and visiting various other sites
nearby, such as Kopegaron Woods...George Watola reports.
Carden Alvar, near Toronto
- Birders with a weekend in the Toronto area should consider a short trip north of Toronto to the Carden Alvar Important Bird Area (IBA). This area is approximately 200 km north of Toronto and has a wide range of habitat, in particular grasslands, and a very high concentration of birds...Gary Babic reports.
Southern Ontario, Canada:
- This was the first time that
most of us had been anywhere in North America in the spring
and therefore it was decided early on that the main aim
of the trip would be to try and see as many species of wood-warbler
as we could, rather than simply build up a large trip list.
To this end we concentrated on birding the woodland trails,
somewhat neglecting the wetland habitats and ended the trip
with a very respectable total of 33 species of wood-warbler
in nine days birding....Lee Dingain reports
British Columbia, Vancouver
Island, Whistler and Vancouver
- Talking my wife into visiting a sewage
works as the final act of a memorable holiday was not going
to be easy. In the end it was all down to timing. I "accidentally"
arrived back at the airport an hour early and suggested
that we should explore down this attractive looking side
road..a Northern Harrier quartering the end of the runway
helped my case....John Girdley reports.
Canada - Ontario
- Awoke during the night and all was dark,
but, drifting through the open window and it's insect mesh, was
a distance, eerie wailing sound - of course - a Common Loon -
evocative of the northern wilderness and what a start to the list!
The next morning, I was awoken by Martin, sitting outside on the
veranda, saying he was 'surrounded by woodpeckers'....Peter
- We went back to the Visitor Centre to try
to warm up a little. The main items of news were that a Painted
Bunting had been found back along the road near the "Dunes" car
park. Additionally, there was a Townsend Solitaire in the same
area. That warmed me up a bit!....Bob Biggs
Canada [Point Pelee,
Long Point , Rondeau]
- This would prove to be our best day. Three
Grey Catbirds were in the garden area as we went outside
to assess weather conditions. It was raining hard but very foggy.
A bedragelled Song Sparrow showed well as we left for Long
Point. Our journey took longer than expected as the fog was fairly
dense in places. However, we had a feeling we were about to have
a good day and we were right!.....Bob Biggs reports.
Canada- Quebec and Ontario
- This trip was not a birding trip, but rather
a family holiday with some birding hours thrown in, and outside
those hours always keeping an eye on what was flying around.
Ny daughter Wendy, accompanied me on most of the birding walks,
but wants to keep that secret, as she thinks it diminishes her
chances to meet interesting boys ("I don't carry binoculars when
there are boys"). She is good in pointing out birds which I hadn't
discovered yet, and she has better ears than me, and two see more
than one. We live in Europe, in the south of the Netherlands...Lots
of excellent photographs but a BIG download (750Kb)...Peter
- This report covers my second trip to Canada...
The whole of this flight was in daylight and the sky was cloudless
as we flew over Greenland, giving the other passengers and us
unforgettable views of the ice floes, glaciers and ice caps.
The flight from Toronto to Winnipeg also allowed me to see the
awesome sight of the Great Lakes from the air...David Kelly
Central Canada (Manitoba)
- I saw 185 species of bird on this trip but
managed to miss Red-eyed Vireo. I would say that Canadian
birds are a lot tamer and more colourful than European birds,
although there are a lot of species in common. I would recommend
birding in southern Manitoba to anyone, it's superb... David