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Re: [Saskbirds] Summer Bird Report Saskatchewan (June-July)

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  • bobluterbach
    Greg On behalf of all birders in the Province many thanks for your service in providing these Reports. Take care Bob L Regina On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 06:31:19
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 28, 2013
      Greg
      On behalf of all birders in the Province many thanks for your service
      in providing these Reports.

      Take care
      Bob L
      Regina

      On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 06:31:19 -0000, gpkgreg wrote:

        Saskatchewan Bird Report June 2013 - July 2013
      Author Gregory P. Krätzig

      Definitions:
      m.ob. = Multiple Observers
      ph. = Photograph Taken
      LMNWA = Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area
      RCFP = Regina Corrections Facility Pond
      BBS = Breeding Bird Survey

      Species: Red-headed Woodpecker, White-faced Ibis, Black-necked Stilt,
      Red-bellied Woodpecker, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Snowy Owl,
      Red-necked Grebe, Whooping Crane, Snow Bunting

      Overview: The late spring caused many spring migrants to linger in the
      south, with good numbers of shorebirds still present at a major spring
      and fall staging ground (Reed Lake). Notable species were Red Knot
      (42), Black-bellied Plover (200), American Plover (31), plus many other
      species. Warbler migration that was severely impacted by the late
      spring, continued into June. The pair of Peregrine Falcon continue at
      City Hall in Regina; however, it is unknown if they are nesting. An
      Unprecedented number of Red-tailed Hawks have been observed from the US
      border to about Regina with 69 between Regina and Corrine 23 June, 26
      between Corrine and Lang 23 June (Val and Doyle Thomas( whereas Greg
      Kratzig counted 52 birds between Regway and Regina 6 July. An apparent
      albino Red-necked Grebe was at Kenossee Lake 29 June (fide Stan Shadick)

      Birds: A Red-headed Woodpecker at Broadview 1 June (Don Weidl) kicked
      off the summer season, whereas a well-documented bird was Grasslands
      National Park 23 June (Fran Krebe). White-faced Ibis continued their
      impressive presence in the province with 2 at Midale 1 June (Val and
      Doyle Thomas), 4 at Francis Lake 1 June (Mary Ann Dudgrane), 2 at
      Carmichael 13 June (Wendy Woodward), 5 at Twelve Mile Lake 2 July
      (Kevin), The other species that is making a splash in the province this
      year is the Black-necked Stilt with 8 near Herbert 1 June (Mary Ann
      Dudragne), 2 at Francis Lake 1 June (Mary Ann Dudgrane), 8 at Francis
      Lake 29 July (Mary Ann Dudgrane). Ian Cruickshank reported a
      Red-bellied Woodpecker at Chaplin 1 June. A Great Egret was at Moose
      Mountain Park 1 June (Stan Shadick), with a second reported at
      Broadview 5 June (Don Weiedl) and 2 at Duck Mountain Provincial Park 23
      June (Brett Quiring), 1 at Foam Lake 18 July (Ian Cruickshank). Keeping
      with egrets, 7 Cattle Egrets were at Yellow Grass, 6 June (Laurie
      Krauk) and Kathy Hedegard counted 3 near Midale, 6-9 June, in the same
      area that hundreds were reported last year, Kathy also found a single
      bird near Lampman 9 June; however on 5 July she was able to count 10
      birds. For the second summer in a row a Snowy Owl has been reported in
      the south with a single bird near Yellow Grass 6-17 June (Laurie Krauk,
      Val Thomas, M.ob.), whereas a second bird was at Bittern Creek 24 June
      (Ron Jensen). Dan Zazelenchuk observed a pair of Whopping Crane at
      Tyner 3-26 July, suggesting that they are non-breeding birds and should
      remain for the duration of the summer. Dan Sawatzky managed to observe
      a Snow bunting near Pense on 22 July, making it one of the latest
      records for this species.






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