Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Upcoming Autumn BOS Bird Count - Fall Bird Migration in the Niagara Region



Photo of a Golden crowned kinglet bird taken in the Niagara region

  


Ashley and I are very excited to take part in another Buffalo Ornithological Society bird count for 2015 (We contributed to a Spring Migration Count in mid-may).  This time around we will be looking for migrants on their way back south for the winter.  We are hoping to add some more species to our ebird list for this year.  This years fall bird count is on October 10th, starting first thing in the morning.  Ashley and I have recorded record numbers of species seen for this year. This is mainly due to meeting experienced birders in the area that are able to help us identify new species, and distinguish between similar ones. I guess you could say this is our big year! 


Current Number of Species Seen in the Niagara Region
as of October 7, 2015

123
 A close-up of a Great egret bird aken by Trevor Jones


You can expect a full report of our trip including the list of species we were able to observe. We will be taking lots of photos and even shooting some video for our new YouTube channel focused on birding and bird photography.  We hope to share our passion for this hobby from the perspective of young-adults to increase awareness of conservation and our impact on the environment.  Some of the birds we are anticipating on seeing are:
 

  • Golden Crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby Crowned Kinglet 
  • Great Egret
  • Black Scoter
  • Surf Scoter
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Green winged Teal
  • Red Breasted Merganser
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Bonaparte's Gull
  • Ring Necked Duck
  • White throated Sparrow
  • Yellow Rumped Warbler
  • Dark eyed Junco
  • Long Tailed Duck
 
 
Dark-eyed Junco bird sits in a tree - Photo by Trevor Jones


If you have any questions about this blog, or are interested in purchasing any of our photos, please contact Trevor.  We have over 50 high-resolution, large format images of birds from the Niagara Region available.  Thank you for visiting our blog, and stay tuned for more!


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