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Muskoka Field Naturalists Birdathon on May 13, 2017

The Muskoka Field Naturalists did the Great Canadian Birdathon May 13, 2017, birding for 17 hrs in locations in Bracebridge, Muskoka Lakes, and Gravenhurst.

The participants: David Goodyear, Janice House, Stephanie Lehman, Mara Goodyear, Lynn Huizer, Regan Goodyear, Al Sinclair, Dale Wenger, Dan Burton, Bill Dickinson, Ron Huizer. Photo by Michael Hatton.

The Locations birded:
Bracebridge Sewage Treatment Ponds
Bracebridge--Henry Marsh
Bracebridge--Henry Marsh to Sewage Treatment Ponds trail
Bracebridge--South Monck Drive
Bracebridge--South Monck Drive thicket swamp area : Gravenhurst--Muldrew Lake Road marsh
Bracebridge - Bangor Lodge
Bracebridge - Meadow Heights Subdivision
Muskoka Lakes - Ziska Road wetland at Pearcey's
Muskoka Lakes - Ziska Road - farm fields N of dip
Gravenhurst - Downtown
Gravenhurst - Kilworthy Road and Southwood Road
Gravenhurst - Sparrow Lake - Franklin Park

Total Species Seen: 102
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
Sandhill Crane
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Common Tern
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Bay-breasted Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

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