Lake Erie - 2017 Spring Migration

Selected photos from Canadian wildlife photographers M.-F. and D. Rivard.

A selection of photos from our trip around Lake Erie in May 2017 during the spring migration of birds.

Eastern towhee - Tohi à flancs roux

Eastern towhee - Tohi à flancs roux

Rose-breasted grosbeak - Cardinal à poitrine rose

Blue jay - Geai bleu. Photo taken in Point Pelee National Park, Ontario. Photo by Denis Rivard.

Blue jay - Geai bleu

Swamp Sparrow - Bruant des marais

Swamp Sparrow - Bruant des marais

White-crowned Sparrow in Point Pelee National Park, Ontario.

White-crowned Sparrow - Bruant à couronne blanche

Scarlet tanager - Piranga écarlate.
Scarlet tanager - Piranga écarlate

Scarlet tanager - Piranga écarlate

Gray catbird (moqueur chat) in Maumee Bay, Lake Erie.

Gray Catbird - Moqueur chat

Barn swallow in Point Pelee National Park, Ontario.

Barn Swallow - Hirondelle des granges

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird - Carouge à épaulettes

House sparrow (troglodyte familier)

House Wren - Troglodyte familier

Prothonoptary warbler (paruline orangée) at Point Pelee National Park, Ontario,Canada.

Prothonotary Warbler - Paruline orangée

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler - Paruline bleue

Palm Warbler - Paruline à couronne rousse

Palm warbler (Paruline à couronne rousse) in Maumee Bay, Lake Erie.
Pine Warbler (paruline des pins) peeking through the foliage in Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Lucas County, Ohio.g

Pine Warbler - Paruline des pins

This Kirtland's Warbler, an endangered species, was seen at Point Pelee National Park during the spring migration.  In 1987, there were only 167 singning males counted in the annual breeding census.

Kirtland's Warbler - Paruline de Kirtland

Blue-winged Warbler during the spring migration at Point Pelee National Park.

Blue-winged Warbler - Paruline à ailes bleues

Common Yellowthroat (paruline masquée) during the spring migration at Point Pelee National Park.

Common Yellowthroat - Paruline masquée

Blue-gray gnatcatcher - Gobemoucheron gris-bleu.

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher - Gobemoucheron gris-bleu

Great egret in Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Ohio.

Great Egret - Grande Aigrette

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus), at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Ohio.

Semipalmated Plover - Pluvier semipalmé

Forster's Tern - Sterne de Forster

Forster's Tern - Sterne de Forster

Horned Grebe - Grèbe esclavon

Solitary sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper - Chevalier solitaire

Bald eagle (pygargue à tête blanche)

Bald Eagle - Pygargue à tête blanche