Birds Spotted in YQG

LESSER SCAUP

Two scaup species live in North America: the Greater Scaup prefers salt water and is found in America…

MERLIN

Even though this species is small, this falcon is one of the most powerful hunters we see during…

NORTHERN PARULA

A small warbler of the upper canopy, the Northern Parula can be found in two rather distinct populations….

ORCHARD ORIOLE

The smallest North American oriole, the Orchard Oriole is found nesting in shade trees along streams, rivers and…

OSPREY

Until recently, this species was only seen during spring and fall migration in Essex County,  There is now…

PEREGRINE FALCON

Once listed as an endangered species in Canada, Peregrine Falcons have rebounded from the brink of extinction and…

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER

A large diving duck with a long thin bill, the Red-breasted Merganser is found in large lakes, rivers…

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

Red-headed Woodpeckers are rare breeders in the county.  They nest in locations like Point Pelee National Park and the area…

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

This species is quite common during spring and fall migration and some individuals breed in Essex County.  They…

RUDDY TURNSTONE

This species often associates with Sanderling, so take a look along any beach in Essex County in spring…

SANDERLING

Anywhere there is beach habitat in Essex County, you are likely to find sanderling during migration.  In May…

VIRGINIA RAIL

This secretive species is found breeding in large marshes in Essex County.  Best bets are Point Pelee National Park, Hillman…

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