Spring Migration in Canada

Subject: Spring Migration in Canada
From: Neil Shelley <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 08:49:39 +1000
Great video 👍

> On 18 May 2021, at 2:37 am, Jason Polak <> wrote:
> Dear List,
> I started birding in Australia when I did a postdoc there in math at the
> University of Melbourne. I got 295 species of birds there. It was a
> truly unforgettable experience. I still remember finding the Noisy Pitta
> by its rustling in the undergrowth in Cape Tribulation and the cacophony
> of hundreds of Galahs flying towards me at Terrick Terrick.
> Being from Canada, I came back here for a permanent job. Of course, I
> didn't stop birding. I recently decided to take a trip down to the Great
> Lakes to experience the 'Warbler Migration'. Warblers are small
> passerines with a great variety of colourful breeding plumages and their
> spring migration is probably the highlight of Canadian birding. There
> are 110 species of them. I still only have a small number in my list: 21.
> But when the conditions are right and the forest swarms with these
> colourful birds, the experience of seeing them is amazing. I did have to
> get up quite early (5AM) to see them in time as they are very regular in
> their appearance when the conditions are right. If anyone is planning a
> trip to North America for birds, targeting warblers would be a trip
> highlight for sure.
> I made a video of the experience for those interested:
> Sincerely,
> Jason
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