Birds Spotted in YQG

BALD EAGLE

Once on the brink of extinction, this species has rebounded and now there are at least 10 active…

BLACK TERN

Black Tern Point Pelee National Park is one of the best locations in southern Ontario to see nesting Black…

BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER

This warbler is a fairly common migrant in Essex County in May, late August and September.  They prefer more…

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER

This mighty southern breeder is easily found at Point Pelee National Park from early May into the summer months.  The…

BONAPARTE’S GULL

This bird is commonly seen along the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair shoreline for most of the…

SCARLET TANAGER

This colourful songbird is found in most forested areas in Essex County during spring migration.  The bold red…

SHARP-SHINNED HAWK

Sharp-shinned hawks can be seen in Essex County almost every month of the year, though no month is…

SUMMER TANAGER

This species often overshoots its migration and is frequently on Pelee Island, at Point Pelee National Park, Ojibway Park and Kopegaren Woods.  Immatures…

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO

  This species is often seen in the wooded birding areas in Essex County during spring migration.  Yellow-billed…

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

This southern breeder is found in few locations in Ontario.  Point Pelee National Park and Pelee Island are both home…

AMERICAN BITTERN

This species prefers cattail marshes.  Your best bets are Point Pelee National Park, Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Hillman Marsh Conservation…

BALTIMORE ORIOLE

Baltimore Oriole is a widespread species in Essex County in the spring and summer months.  They breed in…

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