Sunday, April 4, 2010

Listing of April Migrants

April Migrants to Point Pelee and local area

This particular posting is more of a data dump than a typical posting, but I actually refer to this list throughout the month for my own reference. I plan on going to Point Pelee and other birding spots at least once a week until the end of May. Some of my destinations that I am planing are to Magee Marsh in Ohio, Holiday Beach, Rondeau Park and St Clair NWA.

This is a listing from the Point Pelee website for April migrants. Out of the list below, I am really going to look for the following birds, which are not on my life list... Eastern Towhee, Common Loon, Virginia Rail, White-eyed Vireo, Red-headed Woodpecker. If I only add one more bird to my life list this year, it would be the red headed woodpecker. 

Greater Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
American Bittern
Lesser Yellowlegs
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Turkey Vulture
Black-crowned Night Heron
Savannah Sparrow
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Vesper Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Common Snipe
Great Egret
White-throated Sparrow
Common Loon

Mid April
Double-crested Cormorant
Purple Martin
Brown Thrasher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Pine Warbler
American Golden Plover*
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Forster's Tern
Common Tern
Caspian Tern
Swamp Sparrow
Bank Swallow
Rough-winged Swallow
Chipping Swallow
Louisiana Waterthrush (rare)

With an exceptional warm front in the last few days of April a surge of typical May migrants may appear. If, however, the weather is more-or-less normal, only the following are likely to be new arrivals in the last ten days of the month.

Green Heron
Marsh Wren
Broad-winged Hawk
Gray Catbird
Virginia Rail
Wood Thrush
White-eyed Vireo
Common Moorhen
Solitary Vireo
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chimney Swift
Palm Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Cliff Swallow
Northern Waterthrush
Red-breasted Nuthatch*
Purple Finch*
House Wren
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow (rare)
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

Happy Birding

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