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What: Presqu'ile Park Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend
When: Sat May 19 2012
Time: 6:00 AM
Where: Lighthouse parking lot inside Presqu'ile park
Bring: Camera, tripod, long lens, close up or macro, park fees

This is the weekend that the "Friends of Presqui'le" do their bird banding program.
Also they will have guide walks around the area and will point out and identify various birds.
Also in the surrounding woods there may be trilliums, trout lillies and other wild flowers.
They usually have a BBQ at the light house later on.
The program runs from 6:00 till 4:00PM.
There are also some beautiful walking trails here.

See this site for info about the park.

http://friendsofpresquile.on.ca/index.php

The park is approx 145km from Toronto. About 1h45min to 2h.

Tim

edit: added date to top line description - Maureen


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May 24, will probably be camping instead. :(


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As this falls on the long weekend, I am also pre-occupied with plans.
Sounds like a great time though!


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I will come if I am not going to Pelee that weekend.


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Presqu'ile is considered second to Pelee and is less crowded and two hours closer. The one concern is everything is happening early this year and the warbler fly through may be over by this weekend.

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Tim, is the camping area still closed down? I cannot seem to find updated info on any of their websites.


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I don't think the whole campsite was closed, just sections for renovations. Here is a link to the camp reservation site.
https://reservations.ontarioparks.com/Presquile

More info here

Presqu'ile Provincial Park
328 Presqu'ile Parkway
Brighton, Ontario
K0K 1H0
613-475-4324

I will call them in a week or so for more info and will post it here.

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I'm heading to Cornwall that weekend. This stop over will fit in perfectly with my plans! See you all there.


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I will be in Pelee that weekend. have fun!


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Im in for this if I can get a ride. Since Im in Ajax everyone is driving right past me. Let me know if I have a ride so I can sign up.


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The Presqu'ile outing is coming this Saturday May 19th. Hope every one has found there sunscreen and bug spray from last year. The meet up place is at the lighthouse parking lot and the first guided walks start at about 6:30am. For those that plan to show up later we will be around the light house until around 8am and will be back at the lighthouse by 10:00am for the BBQ which starts at 11:00 so you can find us there again if you come late. During the day we also visit the boardwalk and Jobes woods.
Pm me if you need my contact info to find me during the day. So far the forecast looks good.
We will probably go to Vito's for supper after as the food there is very good and the staff friendly.

Tim

Ps. Don't forget to charge your batteries the night before. Bring water to drink and wear comfortable walking shoes.


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timras wrote:
Ps. Don't forget to charge your batteries the night before. Bring water to drink...


I think I'm going to include that line in all future events I post if at the very least to remind myself. :oops:


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Bynx wrote:
Im in for this if I can get a ride. Since Im in Ajax everyone is driving right past me. Let me know if I have a ride so I can sign up.

I have offered Bynx a ride and pick up in Ajax at the GO. I can probably fit in one more if any one needs a ride. I can pick up along the 401 if you can get to somewhere close like Yorkdale or somewhere I can exit and reenter the 401 easily (I don't want to be prowling through the city). Pick up would be early as I plan to leave Mississauga at 4AM to ensure we arrive in Presqu'ile for 6AM.

If you want the seat, and you can suggest the pick up spot I will work out when I think I will be there based on my leave time.

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Hello, I will be leaving from Scarborough and as I am driving alone, can I meet up with another car to drive together?

Also, would anyone be interested in carrying on to the Ottawa Tulip Festival after Presquile?


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helen_admiral wrote:
Hello, I will be leaving from Scarborough and as I am driving alone, can I meet up with another car to drive together?

Also, would anyone be interested in carrying on to the Ottawa Tulip Festival after Presquile?

I am picking Bynx up at the Ajax GO station. If you wanted to meet us there you can convoy with us. Do you have an FRS radio? It would help with communication between cars.

No Ottawa for me. I am heading back to TO afterwards as I am going to Algonquin on Sunday.

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Hi dgibson:

Ajax Go stn would work, what time shall we meet? 4:30?

No, I don't have FRS radio, but I can email you my license plate and cell phone.


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From OntBirds, the weekly Presqu'ile Birding Report.

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ONTBIRDS is presented by the Ontario Field Ornithologists - the provincial
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Send bird reports to birdalert AT ontbirds.ca
For information about ONTBIRDS visit http://www.ofo.ca/

Subject: Presqu'ile Birding Report for Week Ending May 17, 2012.
From: Fred Helleiner <fhelleiner AT trentu.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 20:27:45 -0400

Presqu'ile Provincial Park has hosted more than its share of rare birds
in the past week, but for many visitors the variety of colourful
songbirds has been the main attraction, and will probably be the drawing
card for the Warblers and Whimbrels event taking place this coming
weekend. A bird banding demonstration will also take place.

Although eight BRANT were off Gull Island on May 13, the expected large
migration of that species has not yet materialized, or at least not
detected. Two NORTHERN PINTAILS were also there on that day. On May
15, the first HARLEQUIN DUCK in many months at Presqu'ile, a male, was
spotted diving together with a female COMMON GOLDENEYE, to which it was
apparently mated. Hundreds of LONG-TAILED DUCKS have gathered in the
offshore waters this week, awaiting the anticipated thaw in their Arctic
breeding ground. Some were already seen migrating overhead at dusk.
Both HORNED and RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on the rather late date of
May 13. A LEAST BITTERN was seen flying at the south end of the marsh
boardwalk, where a family of them was raised last year. GREAT EGRETS
are common at Presqu'ile but worth noting because many visitors look
forward to seeing them. A GREEN HERON sat in several trees near the
lighthouse one morning. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on May 15.

For the past three days, a colour-banded PIPING PLOVER has been seen
repeatedly on the beach. For the past three years, sightings of that
endangered species have become almost predictable at Presqu'ile.
Singles of both GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS have been on the beach in
the past week. The much anticipated arrival of WHIMBRELS, a species
featured in the title of the forthcoming weekend, occurred on May 16,
when two rather early individuals rested briefly on the beach, along
with the first six RUDDY TURNSTONES. Other recent shorebird sightings
include SANDERLINGS, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, an early WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER on May 15 and 16, and a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER on May 13.
ARCTIC TERNS migrate through Ontario almost exclusively along the Ottawa
River, but the four records from the Park have all occurred in late May
and early June. Identifying them is a challenge, however, for anyone
unfamiliar with both that species and the COMMON TERNS, which nest at
Presqu'ile.

The first BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO of the season was found on May 15.
Several observers had the pleasure of watching a BARRED OWL vociferously
making its presence known deep in a hemlock tree beside the road.
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS are appearing in places which suggest that they
are not among the resident population. OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS appeared
in different parts of the Park on May 12 and 13, both unusually early
dates. An ALDER FLYCATCHER was identified on May 13. Single
YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS were observed on May 12 and 17, and PHILADELPHIA
VIREOS on May 13. Several BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS were seen. A NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD was singing in a treetop on May 12. CEDAR WAXWINGS,
generally a late migrant, have been seen on at least five of the last
seven days.

The warbler migration continues in full swing and might satisfy those
who come to see them this weekend. BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS were seen on
May 12 and 13. Except for the rarer species which turn up only
occasionally at Presqu'ile, all of the others have now put in an
appearance, including traditionally late-arriving ones such as
BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL, MOURNING, WILSON'S, and CANADA WARBLERS. A
surprise was the singing male HOODED WARBLER which gave several birders
wonderful looks around the lighthouse area on May 14. Last but by no
means least was the rarest bird of the week, a male BLUE GROSBEAK which
was seen and photographed at the calf pasture on May 11, only the second
one ever seen at Presqu'ile, the previous one being in 1970.

To reach Presqu'ile Provincial Park, follow the signs from Brighton.
Locations within the Park are shown on a map at the back of a tabloid
that is available at the Park gate. Access to the offshore islands is
restricted at this time of year to prevent disturbance to the colonial
nesting birds there. Birders are encouraged to record their
observations on the bird sightings board provided near the campground
office by The Friends of Presqu'ile Park and to fill out a rare bird
report for species not listed there.


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helen_admiral wrote:
Hi dgibson:

Ajax Go stn would work, what time shall we meet? 4:30?

No, I don't have FRS radio, but I can email you my license plate and cell phone.

I have sent you a PM to arrange the details of the meet up.

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Bring bug repellant! Keep in mind that Presqu'ile is tick country and that the Blacklegged (also called Deer) tick is know to be in the park.

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What a gorgeous day! Thanks Timtim for organizing :) Perfect day Excellent company and lots of laughs :D


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Thank you for the Ride and organizing the Event Tim...


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Thankyou Tim for organizing this great event and for the ride!!

Based on my past records - ill have my photos process this time next year lol


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I am glad everyone had a good time. The weather was wonderful and the company great. It was nice to meet a few new people also, Paul, Helen and Janet. No not you Janet, the other Janet :)
And of course great food and service at Vitos :)

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A great day and a long drive home. Thanks for the annual event Tim. A damn good outing.

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Another flawless event. Everything came together, the weather, the location and most of all the people. Photos at 11.


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Thanks Tim! We had a great time!


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Some pics of you.

Group on Deck

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Helen on Tree

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Group by Rock

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Group Shooting Swans

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A couple shots from the day.

Under the canopy

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Sailing Along

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