Sunday, March 8, 2009


From time to time i will post the latest bird observations for Algonquin park,that
have been posted to the can also check the algonquin inns Algonquin birding
web page here this will give you more posts as well as the xmas counts etc and what to find as well as specials that the algonquin inn offers to birders..

Subject: Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, etc Algonquin Park Saturday
From: "Andrew Don"
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 23:31:56 -0500

Hello, went to Algonquin Park and we had a super day seeing almost all the
northern specialties.

Highlights include: Black-backed Woodpecker(male) on Opeongo Road past the
culvert about halfway between the gate and the store.

Also in this same general area saw 2 Boreal chickadees, Spruce Grouse and 3
Gray Jays

At Spruce Bog was another Spruce grouse and we had 2 Ruffed Grouse in Mew Lake

2 small flocks of White-winged Crossbills seen and/or heard at Opeongo and
Spruce Bog

4 Red Crossbills (2f,2m) outside front of Visitor Center
1 Hoary Redpoll in with flock of Common Redpolls at Visitor Center feeders,
also Pine and Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins and other usual birds at the

2 Pine Martens were at the Visitor Center feeders when we got there
West Gate had Pileated Woodpecker and Pine Grosbeaks and Common Redpolls

Thanks Benito and Ian for the great day of birding

Andrew Don

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