We thank Dave and Mary Elder for leading this OFO trip in search of Rainy River's special birds: American White Pelican, Sharp-tailed Grouse, about 20 Yellow Rails, Sandhill Crane, Marbled Godwit, Black-billed Magpie, Connecticut Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow, Le Conte's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Brewer's Blackbird.


Le Conte's Sparrow near Rainy River, Ontario, on 3 June 2005


Connecticut Warbler near Rainy River on 3 June 2005

Pair of Sandhill Cranes near Rainy River on 3 June 2005


Clay-colored Sparrow near Rainy River on 3 June 2005


Male Brewer's Blackbird

This female Brewer's Blackbird with a pale yellow eye was paired with the male to the left.


Western Meadowlark

Male Bobolink


Large Yellow Lady's-Slipper Cypripedium calceolus pubescens

Seneca Snakeroot Polygala senega


Bog Laurel Kalmia polifolia

Balsam Ragwort Senecio pauperculus

Labrador Tea Ledum groenlandicum


American White Pelicans near Windy Point.