WE never managed to get to visit the park on Ile Bizard this spring and so missed all the “good” birds that were reported from there so decided to take a walk there this non-labouring Labour Day holiday. This is a really wonderful park run by the Montreal city authorities with extensive marsh and forest habitats as well as a stretch beside the river and it is renowned for being one of THE birders’ hotspots in the area.
If you visit us you have been dragged here, if you are yet to come this is in store for you. Today the birding – well it is September – was less than stellar though today it seemed to be crawling with gray Catbirds for some reason. usually we see one or two but today they were everywhere. Birds, or no birds it’s a nice place and (Mark?) it has dragonflies too. Some taster pictures follow:
I thought we should list our Ile Bizard life list … good as this place is a couple of visits a year are about it on average but we have totalled 76 species as below … a lot of these are regulars.
|Great Blue Heron|
|Great Crested Flycatcher|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler|
|Black-throated Green Warbler|