Wandering for Warblers in Wascana Park, Regina – August 19, 2017

On Saturday morning, August 19, Brett Quiring and Dan Sawatzky led a nature walk in Wascana park with 18 participants (6 people new participants).

Temperature was around 14 degrees celcius in the morning, 30 km/hr wind, and it warmed up to 22 by noon. 

At first we thought we might not see warblers because of the wind, but we were lucky. There were many warblers and vireos in the understory of the trees, amongst the berry bushes, turning summersaults to catch the many insects that abound. Many bird species were seen in the trees, shrubs and on the lake and marsh.

Report submitted by Ingrid Alesich

A list of bird species is shown below the photos.  

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 12 Canada Goose
1 Northern Shoveler
15 Mallard
13 Double-crested Cormorant
48 American White Pelican
1 Red-tailed Hawk
7 American Avocet
5 Killdeer
12 Stilt Sandpiper
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Greater Yellowlegs
9 Franklin’s Gull
150 Ring-billed Gull
2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
2 Western Kingbird
5 Eastern Kingbird
2 Warbling Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
5 American Crow
2 Barn Swallow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
3 American Robin
1 Brown Thrasher
6 Cedar Waxwing
4 Yellow Warbler
1 House Finch
3 American Goldfinch