Wilson's Snipe on Wylie Road on
The Couchiching Conservancy's Passport to Nature outing. 10 June 2017.
On Saturday 10 June 2017, The Couchiching Conservancy's Passport to Nature
program featured a
morning outing on Wylie Road. Our group of 25 birders tallied 53
species as we walked this famous road. We saw and heard many of the specialty birds of the Carden Alvar,
including good views of Wilson's Snipe posing on a fence post, three
Loggerhead Shrikes, Grasshopper Sparrow, Alder Flycatcher, Upland
Sandpiper, Eastern Bluebird and Sedge Wren. We also found American
Bittern, Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, Brown Thrasher, six
species of sparrows and more. Prairie Smoke, the Carden Alvar's spectacular
wildflower, covered the alvar meadows. Many thanks to all the
participants for their focused enthusiasm and camaraderie, and to Arni and Dianne
Stinnissen, Ann and Neil Gray, Ken MacDonald, and everyone who
helped spot the birds.