After successfully seeing the Black-necked Stilts JUST before dark, I decided to stay down in the region and bird Point Pelee in the morning.
Overall it was fairly quiet in the park. Diversity was good, but numbers were not overwhelming.
I spent several hours walking throughout various parts of the park. Most of the time I was alone, which is somewhat rare here in the spring! I was also the first one to the Tip in the morning, after a brisk walk from the visitor center at 5:30 in the morning. It was a spectacular sunrise!
Photo: The Tip of Point Pelee at sunrise
Here are the new birds I had for the year:
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL – I had 3 different birds before sunrise
LINCOLN’S SPARROW – I had multiple birds throughout the park
ORCHARD ORIOLE – There were several males throughout the park
SWAINSON’S THRUSH – 1 bird behind the VC
WHITE-EYED VIREO – 2 birds in the northern half of the park
TENNESSEE WARBLER – 1 bird singing away near Dunes
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO – 1 bird near Black Willow Beach
Photos: Yellow Warbler, Gray Catbird, White-eyed Vireo, Orchard Oriole, Wild Turkey