Breeding Bird Survey, Ramsey, June 2018

Breeding Bird Surveys are run in the month of June each year. They are done on rural or logging roads with little or no traffic. The routes are 40 kilometers in length. We start 30 minutes before sunrise and listen and search for birds during a 3 minute time limit. We then drive 0.8 kilometers and repeat the process. This is done 50 times.

Ramsey is a tiny railroad stop about half way between Sudbury and Timmins. It rained heavily towards the end of our survey so we were only able to complete 30 of the scheduled 50 stops.

Here is the complete list of birds we found on June 13, 2018. I have added some photos from Gogama where we stayed the evening before because photography was difficult that morning. due to wet conditions.

Start Time: 5:02 am   End Time: 8:10 am

Start Temperature: 17 degrees  End Temperature  16 degrees


2 Herring Gull

3 Bonaparte’s Gull

4 Alder Flycatcher

4 Least Flycatcher

3 Warbling Vireo

28 Red-eyed Vireo

3 American Crow

4 Common Raven

1 Black-capped Chickadee

2 Red-breasted Nuthatch

5 Winter Wren

6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet


5 Veery

15 Swainson’s Thrush

10 Hermit Thrush

3 American Robin

2 Cedar Waxwing

3 Swamp Sparrow

15 White-throated Sparrow

11 Ovenbird

1 Tennessee Warbler

3 Nashville Warbler

2 Mourning Warbler

4 Common Yellowthroat

2 Northern Parula Warbler

3 Chestnut-sided Warbler

Hockey Rink

1 Black-throated Blue Warbler

3 Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

5 Wilson’s Warbler

Miles Hearn


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