It’s been way too long between posts! A super camping/bird watching weekend in the middle of May at Long Point yielded more than 50 species of birds. Highlights? Lots of Baltimore orioles, an American woodcock (I only heard it … it was after the sun had gone down) and a pair of Bald Eagles protecting an absolutely gigantic nest.
Catbirds were friendly companions around the campsite.
Paris just wanted to play with the cygnets, but the parents thought otherwise, and made quite a ruckus when we walked by.
Nearby Port Rowan is picturesque though quite small.
I highly recommend a visit to the Long Point Bird Observatory, a bird migration monitoring program that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. They are doing some impressive work documenting the many species that journey through the spit of land that protrudes into Lake Erie, on their way north.