Ontario (Canada) Birds


All pictures are links to larger versions.

All of these pictures are from Point Pelee National Park. More than just a migrant trap, Pelee is justly famous for warblers:

Black-throated green, Mourning, Yellow-rumped warblers

Yellow, Cape May, Chestnut-sided warblers (It was a cold day.)

Black-throated blue, Canada, Black-and-white warblers

Philadelphia vireo

Blue-gray gnatcatcher

Indigo bunting, female Eastern bluebird, Scarlet tanager

Male and female Rose-breasted grosbeaks

Red-headed woodpecker

White-crowned sparrow

Nelson's sharp-tailed sparrow

When a rare bird like a Nelson's sharp-tailed sparrow shows up, you get a Pelee moment. I estimated that about $ 100,000 worth of optics - only some of it shown here - were pointed at this bird.

And finally, an American goldfinch with an attitude


Our bird pictures from around the world follow standard ecozones approximately but not exactly:

Birds from the USA and Canada:   our house, Texas, California, Hawaii, Canada,

Neotropic birds from Central America and the Caribbean:   Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago

Neotropic birds from South America:   Ecuador, Brazil.

Western palearctic birds:   Europe: Germany, Finland, Norway, Europe: United Kingdom, Europe: Spain, the Canary Islands, Europe: Lesbos, Greece, Israel

Eastern palearctic birds:   China

Birds from Africa:   The Gambia, South Africa

Indo-Malayan birds from   India: North-west (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand) India: North-east (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya)India: Central (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh)

Birds from   Australia, New Zealand.


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