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Written by Terry Spraque   
Apr 27, 2014 at 06:00 AM
Prince Edward County Checklist of Birds 
(January, 2014)


Because of its location in eastern Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County is a natural catch-all for migrating birds during both spring and fall. The points of land along the southern shore especially, provide excellent birding opportunities during the spring migration. Point Petre, Salmon Point, West Point (Sandbanks Provincial Park), and Huyck's Point have all been identified as important focal points to view migrating birds.

Of all the points of land sprinkled along the south shore of the county, Prince Edward Point, located at the southeastern end of the Long Point Peninsula in South Marysburgh Township, has been identified as the most important. It is a major staging area in spring and autumn for migrating birds. In fact, there is no other location on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario where densities and abundance of migrants are known to compare with those at Prince Edward Point.

If you have been birding in Prince Edward County we would appreciate a tally of your sightings. Please send updates or corrections to Terry Sprague, R.R. # 1, Demorestvillle, Ontario K0K 1W0 or e-mail to: . Only through your efforts can we learn even more about bird distribution and abundance in Prince Edward County.

The following checklist comprises all of the bird species (352) that have been recorded in Prince Edward County. The list was compiled from the records of the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, Sandbanks Provincial Park, The Birds of Prince Edward County by R. Terry Sprague and Ron D. Weir (1984), and from the files of Terry Sprague, the Kingston Field Naturalists, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, and other observers in the county. All listed species have been confirmed.

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DUCKS, GEESE & SWANS
_
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (July 13/10)
_ Greater White-fronted Goose
_ Snow Goose
_ Ross's Goose
_ Cackling Goose
_ Canada Goose 
_ Brant
_ Mute Swan
_ Trumpeter Swan
_ Tundra Swan
_ Wood Duck
_ Gadwall
_ Eurasian Wigeon
_ American Wigeon
_ American Black Duck
_ Mallard
_ Blue-winged Teal
_ Cinnamon Teal
_ Northern Shoveler
_ Northern Pintail
_ Green-winged Teal
_ Canvasback
_ Redhead
_ Ring-necked Duck
_ Greater Scaup
_ Lesser Scaup
_ King Eider
_ Common Eider
_ Harlequin Duck
_ Surf Scoter
_ White-winged Scoter
_ Black Scoter
_ Long-tailed Duck
_ Bufflehead
_ Common Goldeneye
_ Barrow's Goldeneye
_ Hooded Merganser
_ Common Merganser
_ Red-breasted Merganser
_ Ruddy Duck
GROUSE & TURKEYS
_ Gray Partridge
_ Ring-necked Pheasant
_ Ruffed Grouse
_ Sharp-tailed Grouse
_ Wild Turkey

NEW WORLD QUAIL
_ Northern Bobwhite
LOONS
_ Red-throated Loon
_ Pacific Loon
_ Common Loon
_ Yellow-billed Loon

GREBES
_ Pied-billed Grebe
_ Horned Grebe
_ Red-necked Grebe
_ Eared Grebe
_ Western Grebe (Nov. 01/08)

GANNETS
_ Northern Gannet

PELICANS
_ American White Pelican
_ Brown Pelican

CORMORANTS
_ Double-crested Cormorant
_ Great Cormorant

ANHINGAS
_ Anhinga (1904)

HERONS & BITTERNS
_ American Bittern
_ Least Bittern
_ Great Blue Heron
_ Great Egret
_ Snowy Egret
_ Little Blue Heron
_ Tricoloured Heron
_ Cattle Egret
_ Green Heron
_ Black-crowned Night-Heron
_ Yellow-crowned Night Heron (June 30/08)

IBISES
_ White Ibis (Oct. 06/09)
_ Glossy Ibis

VULTURES
_ Black Vulture
_ Turkey Vulture

HAWKS & EAGLES
_ Osprey
_ Bald Eagle
_ Northern Harrier
_ Sharp-shinned Hawk
_ Cooper's Hawk
_ Northern Goshawk
_ Red-shouldered Hawk
_ Broad-winged Hawk
_ Swainson's Hawk
_ Red-tailed Hawk
_ Ferruginous Hawk
_ Rough-legged Hawk
_ Golden Eagle

FALCONS
_ American Kestrel
_ Merlin
_ Gyrfalcon
_ Peregrine Falcon

RAILS, GALLINULES & COOTS
_ Yellow Rail
_ King Rail
_ Virginia Rail
_ Sora
_ Purple Gallinule
_ Common Moorhen
_ American Coot

CRANES
_ Sandhill Crane

PLOVERS
_ Black-bellied Plover
_ American Golden-Plover
_ Semipalmated Plover
_ Piping Plover
_ Killdeer

SANDPIPERS & PHALAROPES
_ Greater Yellowlegs
_ Lesser Yellowlegs
_ Solitary Sandpiper
_ Willet
_ Spotted Sandpiper
_ Upland Sandpiper
_ Whimbrel
_ Hudsonian Godwit
_ Ruddy Turnstone
_ Red Knot
_ Sanderling
_ Semipalmated Sandpiper
_ Western Sandpiper
_ Least Sandpiper
_ White-rumped Sandpiper
_ Baird's Sandpiper
_ Pectoral Sandpiper
_ Purple Sandpiper
_ Dunlin
_ Stilt Sandpiper
_ Buff-breasted Sandpiper
_ Ruff
_ Short-billed Dowitcher
_ Long-billed Dowitcher
_ Wilson's Snipe
_ American Woodcock
_ Wilson's Phalarope
_ Red-necked Phalarope
_ Red Phalarope

JAEGERS, GULLS & TERNS
_ Pomarine Jaeger
_ Parasitic Jaeger
_ Franklin's Gull
_ Little Gull
_ Black-headed Gull
_ Bonaparte's Gull
_ Ring-billed Gull
_ Herring Gull
_ Iceland Gull
_ Lesser Black-backed Gull
_ Glaucous Gull
_ Great Black-backed Gull
_ Sabine's Gull
_ Black-legged Kittiwake
_ Caspian Tern
_ Common Tern
_ Arctic Tern
_ Forster's Tern
_ Black Tern

AUKS & MURRES
_ Thick-billed Murre
_ Razorbill

PIGEONS & DOVES
_ Rock Pigeon
_ White-winged Dove (May 14/08)
_ Mourning Dove
_ Passenger Pigeon (Extinct)

CUCKOOS
_ Black-billed Cuckoo
_ Yellow-billed Cuckoo

BARN OWLS
_ Barn Owl

TYPICAL OWLS
_ Eastern Screech-Owl
_ Great Horned Owl
_ Snowy Owl
_ Northern Hawk Owl
_ Barred Owl
_ Great Gray Owl
_ Long-eared Owl
_ Short-eared Owl
_ Boreal Owl
_ Northern Saw-whet Owl

GOATSUCKERS
_ Common Nighthawk
_ Chuck-will's-widow
_ Whip-poor-will

SWIFTS
_ Chimney Swift
HUMMINGBIRDS
_ Ruby-throated Hummingbird
_ Rufous hummingbird

KINGFISHERS
_ Belted Kingfisher
WOODPECKERS
_ Red-headed Woodpecker
_ Red-bellied Woodpecker
_ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
_ Downy Woodpecker
_ Hairy Woodpecker
_ American Three-toed Woodpecker
_ Black-backed Woodpecker
_ Northern Flicker
_ Pileated Woodpecker

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
_ Olive-sided Flycatcher
_ Eastern Wood-Pewee
_ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
_ Acadian Flycatcher
_ Alder Flycatcher
_ Willow Flycatcher
_ Least Flycatcher
_ Eastern Phoebe
_ Say's Phoebe
_ Ash-throated Flycatcher
_ Great Crested Flycatcher
_ Western Kingbird
_ Eastern Kingbird
_ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
_ Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Oct. 05/08)

SHRIKES
_ Loggerhead Shrike
_ Northern Shrike

VIREOS
_ White-eyed Vireo
_ Yellow-throated Vireo
_ Blue-headed Vireo
_ Warbling Vireo
_ Philadelphia Vireo
_ Red-eyed Vireo

CROWS & JAYS
_ Gray Jay
_ Blue Jay
_ Black-billed Magpie
_ American Crow
_ Fish Crow (2013)
_ Common Raven

LARKS
_ Horned Lark

SWALLOWS
_ Purple Martin
_ Tree Swallow
_ Northern Rough-winged Swallow
_ Bank Swallow
_ Cliff Swallow
_ Barn Swallow
_ Cave Swallow (2003)

CHICKADEES/TITMICE
_ Black-capped Chickadee
_ Boreal Chickadee
_ Tufted Titmouse

NUTHATCHES
_ Red-breasted Nuthatch
_ White-breasted Nuthatch

CREEPERS
_ Brown Creeper

WRENS
_ Carolina Wren
_ Bewick's Wren
_ House Wren
_ Winter Wren
_ Sedge Wren
_ Marsh Wren

KINGLETS
_ Golden-crowned Kinglet
_ Ruby-crowned Kinglet
OLD WORLD FLYCATCHERS
_ Northern Wheatear (2003)

GNATCATCHERS
_ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

THRUSHES
_ Eastern Bluebird
_ Mountain Bluebird
_ Townsend's Solitaire (2005) 
_ Veery
_ Gray-cheeked Thrush
_ Bicknell's Thrush
_ Swainson's Thrush
_ Hermit Thrush
_ Wood Thrush
_ American Robin
_ Varied Thrush

MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS
_ Gray Catbird
_ Northern Mockingbird
_ Brown Thrasher

STARLINGS
_ European Starling

PIPITS
_ American Pipit

WAXWINGS
_ Bohemian Waxwing
_ Cedar Waxwing

WOOD-WARBLERS
_ Blue-winged Warbler
_ Golden-winged Warbler
_ Tennessee Warbler
_ Orange-crowned Warbler
_ Nashville Warbler
_ Northern Parula
_ Yellow Warbler
_ Chestnut-sided Warbler
_ Magnolia Warbler
_ Cape May Warbler
_ Black-throated Blue Warbler
_ Yellow-rumped Warbler
_ Black-throated Green Warbler
_ Blackburnian Warbler
_ Yellow-throated Warbler
_ Pine Warbler
_ Prairie Warbler
_ Palm Warbler
_ Bay-breasted Warbler
_ Blackpoll Warbler
_ Cerulean Warbler
_ Black-and-white Warbler
_ American Redstart
_ Prothonotary Warbler
_ Worm-eating Warbler
_ Ovenbird
_ Northern Waterthrush
_ Louisiana Waterthrush
_ Kentucky Warbler
_ Connecticut Warbler
_ Mourning Warbler
_ Common Yellowthroat
_ Hooded Warbler
_ Wilson's Warbler
_ Canada Warbler
_ Yellow-breasted Chat

TANAGERS
_ Summer Tanager
_ Scarlet Tanager
_ Western Tanager (2010)

EMBERIZIDS
_ Eastern Towhee
_ American Tree Sparrow
_ Chipping Sparrow
_ Clay-colored Sparrow
_ Field Sparrow
_ Vesper Sparrow
_ Lark Sparrow
_ Lark Bunting
_ Savannah Sparrow
_ Grasshopper Sparrow
_ Henslow's Sparrow
_ Le Conte's Sparrow
_ Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
_ Fox Sparrow
_ Song Sparrow
_ Lincoln's Sparrow
_ Swamp Sparrow
_ White-throated Sparrow
_ Harris's Sparrow
_ White-crowned Sparrow
_ Dark-eyed Junco
_ Lapland Longspur
_ Chestnut-collared Longspur
_ Snow Bunting

CARDINALS & ALLIES
_ Northern Cardinal
_ Rose-breasted Grosbeak
_ Blue Grosbeak
_ Indigo Bunting
_ Painted Bunting (2004)
_ Dickcissel

BLACKBIRDS
_ Bobolink
_ Red-winged Blackbird
_ Eastern Meadowlark
_ Western Meadowlark
_ Yellow-headed Blackbird
_ Rusty Blackbird
_ Brewer's Blackbird
_ Common Grackle
_ Brown-headed Cowbird
_ Orchard Oriole
_ Baltimore Oriole

FINCHES
_ Pine Grosbeak
_ Purple Finch
_ House Finch
_ Red Crossbill
_ White-winged Crossbill
_ Common Redpoll
_ Hoary Redpoll
_ Pine Siskin
_ American Goldfinch
_ Evening Grosbeak

OLD WORLD SPARROWS
_ House Sparrow




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