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The 2022 Festival Continues

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A bit of rain the first day but even that didn’t stop the birds from showing up. After the first weekend 182 species have been seen or heard by the leaders and participants. I’m sure the seeing part is tough with all the leaves out now but there are indeed still many birds in Bruce County and shorebirds starting to migrate in larger numbers now as well.

Sanderling and a Ruddy Turnstone

One more weekend left and still a few openings in some of the events for people to get out and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. Check the weekend events out and see if something appeals to you.

The “Big Day” event that was lead by the two young birders doing a Big Year of birding in Ontario went quite well with everyone that attended happy with the 124 species seen on that event alone. Even the leaders Kiah Jasper and Ezra Campanelli picked up two new birds each, with the highlight being a juvenile Swainson’s hawk that had been spotted in the area a few days previously. These hawks are a western bird and don’t show up here often but one is indeed around and possibly ready to be seen on other events on weekend 2.

Mourning Warbler

The weekend ahead appears to have some good weather forecast so come on out to see and hear what you can before spring migration winds down any more. Presently some of the resident birds are building nests and getting settled in for the summer so even seeing that action can be interesting and educational.

Cerulean Warbler

Treat yourself to the final weekend of the 2022 Huron Fringe Birding Festival! You just never know what pleasant surprises might await you.

Written by huronfringefest

June 1, 2022 at 7:19 am

Posted in BIRDING

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