Fall Bird Count

The FOPE Fall Migratory Bird Count was a great success. Assisted by Amy-Lee Kauwenberg from Bird Studies Canada, 46 species of birds were identified totalling 1968 or nearly 2000 birds. Flocks of mergansers, Canada geese, and starlings numbered into the hundreds; 82 great blue herons were spotted within our observation circle. Although most shore birds have migrated to the south, a small group of semipalmated plovers, several greater yellowlegs and a spotted sandpiper were seen.

 This semipalmated plover was spotted during the bird count.

This semipalmated plover was spotted during the bird count.