Breeding Bird Survey, Terrace Bay, 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

Terrace Bay is about 220 kilometers east of Thunder Bay.

Several stops on the survey run by the paper mill.

Here is the complete list of birds we found on June 19, 2018. I have added a photo that I took during the survey of a Philadelphia Vireo in addition to some of the plants and other sights which we encountered.

Start Time 5:17 am   End Time: 10:01 am

Start Temperature: 7 degrees   End Temperature  17 degrees

Sky at start


5 Common Loon

1 Spruce Grouse

3 Pileated Woodpecker

8 Alder Flycatcher

Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

18 Least Flycatcher

3 Philadelphia Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

41 Red-eyed Vireo

1 American Crow


7 Common Raven

1 Black-capped Chickadee

5 Red-breasted Nuthatch

7 Winter Wren

9 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

27 Swainson’s Thrush

5 Hermit Thrush

16 American Robin

1 Clay-coloured Sparrow

2 Swamp Sparrow

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

1 Song Sparrow

14 White-throated Sparrow

17 Ovenbird

2 Northern Waterthrush

6 Nashville Warbler

14 Mourning Warbler

4 Common Yellowthroat

4 American Redstart

1 Magnolia Warbler

1 Chestnut-sided Warbler

Pin Cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)

6 Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 Northern Parula Warbler

9 Magnolia Warbler

14 Chestnut-sided Warbler

5 Black-throated Green Warbler

2 White-winged Crossbill

Miles Hearn

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