Birds Spotted in YQG

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BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO

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

CAROLINA WREN

This species is a year-round resident in Essex County and sometimes the “tea kettle, tea kettle” song is…

CASPIAN TERN

As large as a big gull, the Caspian Tern is the largest tern in the world. Its large…

CERULEAN WARBLER

A small bird of the deciduous forest treetops, the sky-blue Cerulean Warbler is hard to see. It nests…

COOPER’S HAWK

Closely related to Sharp-shinned Hawks, Cooper’s Hawks are year-round residents in Essex County – if you have a…

EASTERN TOWHEE

Check in any scrubby habitat around Essex County and you have a good chance of coming across an…

GREATER SCAUP

The east and west shorelines of  the Point Pelee Peninsula, as well as the Detroit River and Lake…

GREEN HERON

This small heron is found in many of the wetlands of Essex County. They often pick marshes close…

HENSLOW’S SPARROW

This species is the rarest sparrow species in Ontario. With as few a 2-3 nesting pairs left in the province, this…

HOODED WARBLER

A striking small bird of eastern hardwood forests, the Hooded Warbler prefers forests with some shrub understory. A…

INDIGO BUNTING

This bird is widespread through the county.  They arrive in May and stick around throughout the summer months.  Look for…

LEAST BITTERN

A tiny heron, furtive and surpassingly well camouflaged, the Least Bittern is one of the most difficult North…

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