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Kingston Area Birds 15 June 2024 – 21 June 2024

Kingston Area Birds 15 June 2024 – 21 June 2024

Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintain records in a 50km radius of MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share their sightings with ‘Kingston FN’. Alternatively, please email  records directly to me – contact details below. Please note that some sightings may require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise. Species in bold type require completion of a rare bird report available on the KFN website or directly from me. If indicated, an OBRC report may be required instead (http://www.ofo.ca/site/Obrcreport). Some iPhone users report that bold type may be replaced by asterisks.

Overview: It was a quiet week for rarities this week, but there were still a few sightings within the Kingston Circle. 

Parish Notes: 

Please note the new email address at the bottom of the report that can be used to submit observations if you are not using eBird.

Kingston List

GREATER SCAUP – 5 birds were seen in Cataraqui Bay on June 20

LESSER SCAUP – 1 bird was seen at Prince Edward Point NWA (PEC) on June 20; 3 were seen in Cataraqui Bay on June 20

COMMON GOLDENEYE – 1 bird was seen on Nut Island (L&A) on June 18

LEAST BITTERN – 1 bird was seen at the Moscow Marsh (L&A) on June 20

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 2 birds were seen on Howe Island Drive on June 19; 2 were seen in Frontenac Park on June 20

FISH CROW – 1 bird was seen in Sackets Harbor, NY (JC) on June 16; 1 bird was seen on Queens University Campus (near University Ave) on June 19

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER – 1 bird was seen at 104 Hardwood Lane on June 15

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD –  1 bird was seen on Sweets Corners Road (L&G) on June 15

CAROLINA WREN – 1 bird was seen on Amherst Island (L&A) on June 17


LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH – 1 bird was seen on Canoe Lake Road on June 19

PRAIRIE WARBLER – 1 bird was seen on Jones Falls Road L&G) on June 15; 2 were seen on Fishing Lake Road on June 15

ORCHARD ORIOLE – 1 bird was seen on Concession Road 3 (L&A) on June 15; 1 bird was seen on Amherst Island (L&A) on June 17, 1 on June 18; 2 were seen at Lemoine Point on June 18

In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings Policy. Please note that you must be a card-carrying member of Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN), or be accompanied by a member, to access both the Martin Edwards Reserve and Amherstview Sewage Lagoons. Permits are being checked on a regular basis at Amherstview and those without are being evicted. KFN members wishing to enter the Invista property must enter through the west gate and show their membership card to security.

As always, a big thank you goes to all those who have submitted sightings directly or via eBird.


Darren Rayner

Perth Road, Ontario

Email: birds@kingstonfieldnaturalists.org