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.
Black-crowned Night Heron
American Golden Plover*
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.
Henslow's Sparrow (rare)
Black-throated Green Warbler