Breeding Bird Survey, Geraldton, June 2018 and some buildings in Geraldton and Beardmore

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

Geraldton is 280 kilometers north east of Thunder Bay.

Here is the complete list of birds we found on June 17, 2018. I have added photos that I took during the survey of Bonaparte’s Gull in addition to some of the plants which we encountered. I have also added a few photos of buildings in Geraldton and Beardmore.

After about 30 stops we discovered that the road had been washed and we had to retrace our steps and approach the other side of the washout through a series of bush roads. This took over 30 minutes.

Start Time 5:08 am   End Time: 10:15 am

Start Temperature: 17 degrees   End Temperature  19 degrees

Sky at the start


4 Common Merganser

9 Common Loon

Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)

Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)

5 Great Blue Heron

1 Bonaparte’s Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

1 Northern Flicker

4 Alder Flycatcher

6 Least Flycatcher

1 Philadelphia Vireo

34 Red-eyed Vireo

Red Osier (Cornus sericea)

1 Canada Jay

1 American Crow

Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

3 Common Raven

6 Red-breasted Nuthatch

7 Winter Wren

5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Cat-tail (Rhus Thyphina)

4 Veery

9 Swainson’s Thrush

8 Hermit Thrush

Mountain Maple (Acer spicata)

4 Cedar Waxwing

2 Chipping Sparrow

Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)

5 Swamp Sparrow

18 White-throated Sparrow

22 Ovenbird

Moose scat

1 Northern Waterthrush

3 Black and White Warbler

2 Tennessee Warbler

9 Nashville Warbler

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

8 Mourning Warbler

3 Common Yellowthroat

6 American Redstart

9 Magnolia Warbler

1 Chestnut-sided Warbler

Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

2 Cape May Warbler

1 Northern Parula Warbler

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)



our lunch spot

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Breeding Bird Survey, Geraldton, June 2018 and some buildings in Geraldton and Beardmore

  1. Marilyn Bunker

    These are are amazing posts. What an interesting trip you must be having. I’m really enjoying your photography, Miles. Thank you


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