Following last night’s fascinating presentation on Warbler identification and song details by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, the authors of the Warbler Guide, 70 local birders were guided by them around Ile-de-la-Visitation nature park this morning in search of warblers (and other birds) on which to test out their new skills …

A list of the birds seen follows these photographs:



Jane (the main organizer of the weekend) with Scott and Tom


BPQ’s group of guides for the Warbler Walk


Getting on the birds


NOT a warbler

NOT a warbler

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Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warble
Blackburnian Warble
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler


Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Breeding Code
Cooper’s Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Yellow-bellied Sapsucke
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Breeding Code
Peregrine Falcon
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Breeding Code
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatc
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparro
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow