IDNC Visits Pinery Park

Pinery1pinery2pinery3pinery4 On June 22nd, members of the Club had a great day of bird watching at the Pinery Provincial Park.  The Park features an extremely rare and fragile Oak Savanna ecosystem with extraordinary biodiversity – over 300 bird species and over 800 vascular plants.  While just beyond the spring migration period, we felt fortunate to see a number of transitory and local bird species while walking only two trails.  Our bird count resulted in the following, noted below:

  • Red headed woodpecker
  • Bald eagle
  • Robin
  • Blue Jay
  • Common Yellow Throat Warbler
  • Redstart
  • Towhee
  • Kingfisher
  • Eastern Wood Peewee
  • Red winged Black Bird
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Oriole
  • Chickadee
  • Vireo
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Cardinal
  • Grackle
  • Tufted Titmouse

Members of the public are welcome to join in our outings.  There is no cost, and no experience required.  Members are always happy to share their expertise!  It can be very rewarding to participate in “citizen science”, or to simply enjoy the beauty of our feathered friends and their astonishing diversity of plumage, song, manner of flying and foraging.  Bird-watching is for everyone, young, old, the robust, those not so physically active.  IDNC hosts a Christmas Bird Count on December 28th at the Lawson Nature Reserve – a great time to take a plunge into the interesting world of birds.  See our Activity List for more information.

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