Birds of Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada

Late May 2001/Early June

All photographs copyright Paul Gale Bird Photography

Slides and negatives scanned in

Alder Flycatcher American Bittern American Black Tern
American Goldfinch American Redstart American Robin
Bald Eagle Baltimore Oriole Black-bellied Plover
Barn Swallow Blue Jay Blue-winged Teal
Carolina Wren Cedar Waxwing Chestnut-sided Warbler
Common Yellowthroat Double-crested Comorant Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird Eastern Screech Owl Forster's Tern
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Common Grackle Great Blue Heron
Great-crested Flycatcher Green Heron Gray Catbird
Gray-cheeked Thrush Indigo Bunting Horned Lark
Kildeer Least Bittern Magnolia Warbler
Mourning Dove Orchard Oriole Purple Martin
Red-winged Blackbird Sanderling Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Semi-palmated Plover Sandhill Crane Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Tree Swallow Swamp Sparrow
Turkey Vulture Warbling Vireo Wilson's Warbler
Yellow Warber Wood Duck Song Sparrow
Red Cardinal Eastern Towhee Cliff Swallow
Nashville Warbler    

Summary of Notes taken


2 Sandhill Cranes

1 Great Egret

House Finch - males

Black-capped Chickadee


Eastern Towhee

Eastern Kingbird

Wilson's Warbler

Black-bellied Plovers - flock

Great Egret - yellow bill

Warbling Vireo at tip

Blue Jay

Red Cardinal

American Redstart

Cedar Waxwing

American Robin

Gray-cheeked Thrush at tip


Eastern Screech Owl

American Goldfinch

Black-throated Warbler, flying over car park

Gray Catbird


St Clair's Marsh

American Kestrel on lines

Horned Lark in field

Forsters Tern

Black Terns

Pied-billed Grebe

Canada Geese

Belted Kingfisher flew past

Northern Harrier - male

Warbling Vireo

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow Warbler

Fox snake, turtles, Monarch Butterfly



Bald Eagle

Chimney Swifts

Belted Kingfisher - campsite

Hillman's Marsh

Blue-winged Teal

attacked by Red-winged Blackbird



Board walk at Pelee

American Bittern


Common Yellowthroat

Green heron - flight

Swamp Sparrows

Friday - marsh board walk.


Least Bittern

2 Sandhill Cranes

2 Northern Harriers

Black Tern

Forsters Tern

Purple Martin

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Cedar Waxwings

Common Yellowthroat

Chimney Swifts



Car park - Red-eyed Vireo, American Robin

Tip Cedar Waxwings

Warbling Vireo

2 Semipalmated Sandpiper

10 Sanderlings

2 Grey Plover

Gull with extensive black on wing tips

2 Semipalmated Plovers


Hillman Marsh

Turkey Vulture

Spotted Sandpiper

m + 2f Blue-winged Teal

Boneparte's Gull

Great Blue Heron

Sandwich Tern?



Point Pelee

Wood Thrush on path

Chimney Swifts


Cedar Waxwings

Orchard Oriole

Gnatcatcher at nest

1 Semipalmanted Sandpiper

3 Semipalmated Plovers


Turkey Vulture landed in trees in Park


Hillman's Marsh

drake Blue-winged Teal

Black-billed Cuckoo

Tree Swallow

North American Black Terns - slate grey back, rump and tail

Friday Pt Pelee

m American Redstart

m Myrtle Warbler


Blue Jays in trees at point

Yellow warblers

Cedar Waxwings

Tree Swallows

Ring-billed Gulls,

Herring Gulls on beach

Double-crested Cormorants

Red Cardinal

Magnolia Warlber

Northern Oriole

Turkey Vulture

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Wilson's Warbler (yellow warbler with black cap, yellow above eye)

Spotted Sandpiper on beach

Eastern Kingbird


2f American Redstart

Sandhill Crane flying over marsh, very pale

Cliff Swallows

Great Blue Heron


m + f American Redstart

Common Yellowthroat (m + f)

Gray-cheeked Thrush - washing in puddle

Gray Catbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Indigo Bunting

Red Cardinal

Turkey Vulture flying over

Gnatcatcher - mobbing Cowbird

Cedar Waxwings

Warbling Vireo

Daulaurier trail

American Crow

Brown Thrasher flying off



Common Yellowthroat

Northern Harrier, male - more contrast than Hen Harrier, very white rump, mobbed by 20 Red-winged Blackbirds, dropped in reeds, flew off with chick

Also seen, probable Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Bluebird and Ovenbird    



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