Downtown Toronto Birding, October 31, 2011

5:21 PM

At the end of October I had the privilege of leading a private birding tour for a visitor from Europe.  He was here on business and only had a short period to get out birding in Downtown Toronto before catching a flight back home.  We had a beautiful sunny day and observed some great birds, including 16 species of ducks, geese and swans.  We also saw some great mammals including a Mink (swimming with a giant fish in its mouth) and a Muskrat.  Below are some photos from our day and the final bird list. 
A captive Mallard Drake was observed amongst wild Mallards and Black Ducks

A pair of Hooded Mergansers

A Great Egret

A great view of the Toronto skyline.
Bird List for October 31, 2011
Location: Downtown Toronto
  1. Pied-Billed Grebe
  2. Red-Necked Grebe
  3. Common Loon
  4. Double-Crested Cormorant
  5. Great Blue Heron
  6. Great Egret
  7. Black-Crowned Night-Heron
  8. Canada Goose
  9. Mute Swan
  10. Mallard
  11. American Black Duck
  12. Gadwall
  13. American Widgeon
  14. Northern Shoveller
  15. Green-Winged Teal
  16. Redhead
  17. Greater Scaup
  18. Lesser Scaup
  19. Long-Tailed Duck
  20. Bufflehead
  21. Hooded Merganser
  22. Red-Breasted Merganser
  23. Common Merganser
  24. American Coot
  25. Ring-Billed Gull
  26. Herring Gull
  27. Rock Pigeons
  28. Downy Woodpecker
  29. Northern Shrike
  30. Blue Jay
  31. Black-Capped Chickadee
  32. Red-Breasted Nuthatch
  33. White-Breasted Nuthatch
  34. House Wren
  35. Golden-Crowned Kinglet
  36. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
  37. American Robin
  38. Northern Mockingbird
  39. European Starling
  40. Cedar Waxwing
  41. Yellow-Rumped Warbler
  42. American Tree Sparrow
  43. Song Sparrow
  44. White-Crowned Sparrow
  45. Dark-Eyed Junco
  46. Red-Winged Blackbird
  47. American Goldfinch
  48. House Sparrow
  49. Mourning Dove
  50. House Finch
Good birding!

~ Kristen Martyn

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  1. Nice blog Kristen. Nice ontbirds report today as well. -Dwayne

  2. Hi Dwayne,

    Thank you for the kind words! You have a great blog. I can't wait to read more about your birding adventures. Love the titmouse!

    - Kristen


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