Friday, August 13, 2010

Kayaking & Birding Peche Island

A friend of mine, (a non-birder) told me that he saw a Common Loon on the Detroit River yesterday (in front of the Casino) so I was hoping to run into it today by kayaking Peche Island. I took a simple 1.5 hour kayak tour of Peche Island, with some time for a walk on the island. I think this is truly a hidden gem in Windsor, limited to just a few people that are interested (and have the boating resources) in that forested island 200m North of Riverside Dr.

Some birds seen:

American Black Duck
Wood Duck
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Grey Gnatcatcher
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Barn Swallows
Common Grackel
Eastern Wood Peewee
Great Crested Flycatcher (heard)
Northern Cardinal
Baltimore Oriole
House Wren
Grey Catbird
Spotted Sandpiper

It was just so birdy at one point, I couldn't figure out where to point my camera. There was so much movement in to upper branches of the trees, it was incredible. I also think I heard a Carolina Wren, but I may be mistaken on that.

Just an absolutely wonderful place to kayak!

Good Birding,

1 comment:

  1. Just catching up on blogs since I have been away a few days! Yes, Peche Is. is a hidden gem!



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