The Traveler

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About The Traveler

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    Secretary-birds are awesome
  • Birthday 09/30/98

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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Birding (I want to go into the study of Ornithology), Reading, Skiing, Seadooing, Travelling, Photography

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  1. I went this afternoon looking with no luck. I'm going to go back after dinner to try again when it's less busy and Gulls are coming to roost.
  2. I can't believe you didn't go for the Franklin's Gull. I'm going for it right after lunch tomorrow when I get back home from my cottage.
  4. The checklist was deleted.
  5. For Toronto I have 201 species. I've recently got competitive for top 100 all time in Norfolk county with someone I know (though since I left and idk when I'll be going back she's ahead of me, but I'm still at the top 100). I have 179 species for that county. Essex is the county that Pelee is in, and I have 190 species for there.
  6. ABA yearlist competition 1. Kadynn- 412 2. Greenmagpie- 329 3. Crazed- 297 4. Maxkewl- 285 5. Jack- 259 6. DavidT- 251 7. Isabel- 204 8. Con- 203 9. Ruby- 202 10. Egos- 187 11. Fancy- 176 12. Matth- 175 13. SEOW- 168 14. Paramo- 166 15. Colorado Owl- 160 16. Mel- 154 17. AlexB- 127 18. SC- 127 19. Spirit of BC- 121 20. IBH- 66 Not subject to update.
  7. Ok, awesome thanks. I'm thinking we're probably coming up next weekend. Also kind of exciting: Got Red-bellied Woodpecker for my cottage, which is a bit far north for them. At first thought the Red-headed Woodpeckers known to nest in the area, but after hearing it multiple times realized it was a perfect match for Red-bellied Woodpecker queer calls. Unfortunately no recordings and no visual.
  8. Two European Starling are hanging around my cottage now (this is the first year I've seen them here) and I've seen them where the Red-headed Woodpecker nest and I'm worried they're gonna drive out the Woodpeckers. The owners of the house where the Red-headed Woodpecker nest are still seing the Woodpeckers so that's good at least. Any suggestions on how to get rid of them? Is shooting them illegal? (Tbh I fear by the time we come up to the cottage next- if we don't come up next weekend idk the next time we'll be coming up- it'll be too late already. )
  9. Anyone?
  10. Send in your ABA Yearlist updates too. I promise I'll do it this week, just between Pelee and long point I'd been super busy. But I'm back home now.
  11. My friend and I are planning a trip to Quebec in June. Does anyone know the best place for Bicknell's Thrush? Also, are there any other northern species nearby worth looking for (or any other places is a "must" for any particular birds or anything else)?
  12. My last day at Pelee (the 18th) was a Butterfly kind of day: Pearl Crescent (I believe) Pearl Crescent (confirm) by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Pearl Crescent (confirm) 2 by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Azure or Blue or something along those lines Butterfly-2 by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Canadian Tiger Swallowtail by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Eastern Tailed Blue (I believe) Eastern Tailed Blue (confirm) by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Giant Swallowtail Giant Swallowtail by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr The only real bird highlight that day was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. It was also cool to get 2 Eastern Pine Elf today. Eastern Pine Elf by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Eastern Pine Elf by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Eastern Pine Elf by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr It was nice to get a Broad-winged Hawk for my cottage area today too.
  13. Had an ok day at Pelee today. The best part was when 2 friends I met volunteering at Long Point this year surprised me and showed up at Pelee. Best. Surprise. Ever. Bird highlights were getting some decent shots of White-rumped Sandpiper, Dunlin and Ruddy Turnstone. Ruddy Turnstone by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr White-rumped Sandpiper by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Dunlin by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr
  14. But could point Pelee have gotten me 10 new Ontario birds, including Cerulean Warbler, Le Conte's Sparrow, Kirtland's Warbler and Blue Grosbeak? I didn't think so
  15. When did you post asking for the update? I'm way past that. I'm at 540 now.