On this page we will gradually build up lists of species known to be present and mark those of especial concern.
The table below lists 157 species of birds that have been identified either on the Kestrel Fields or within the adjacent and contiguous Anse-à-l’Orme and Cap-St-Jacques nature parks and therefore likely to also be present in the Kestrel Fields. A greater number of birds have bene reported from the nature parks than the fields simply because many more birders visit them and visit them more often.
A total of 10 of the birds in the list below are considered to be at risk/endangered. For details of what that designation means, please visit http://www.oiseaux.ca/especemenace/menace-a.html
Ten species of Owl have been seen in these fields and the adjacent woodland – which comprise all of the species on the regional checklist
Quebec and Canada use a classification system with four categories from the least to the most critical concern : 1- No special status, 2- Likely to be designated threatened or vulnerable, 3- Vulnerable, 4- Threatened
Birds in the list that follows whose names are in red are category 2, 3 or 4 and thus considered to be at least “of concern”.
|Snow Goose (flyover)||x|
|American Black Duck||x|
|American Wigeon (flyover)||x|
|Great Blue Heron||x|
|Bald Eagle (flyover)||x|
|Golden Eagle (flyover)||x|
|Sandhill Crane (flyover)||x|
|Northern Hawk Owl||x|
|Great Horned Owl||x|
|Great Gray Owl||x|
|Northern saw-whet Owl||x|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow||x|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler||x|
|Black-throated Green Warbler||x|
|American Tree Sparrow||x|
Reportedly there are rare orchids and endangered ferns (for one species this is the only known location in Quebec) in the fields.
Amphibians and Reptiles
There area several species of snakes, including provincially rare brown and green, newts, frogs, toads, salamanders,