April and May are prime Bird Watching Months!

Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake Bird Observation.

Algonquin Park has hundreds of species of birds inside the Park border. 275 species have been recorded here to date with 141 of those species having been known to breed.About 90 species are considered to be common summer or permanent residents. Exceptional diversity for bird watching is due to several factors. Undisturbed wilderness, abundance of lakes and the meeting of the southern deciduous forests to the northern evergreen forests.

Many birds are year round residents – like the Gray and Blue Jay, Chickadee, Ruffed and Spruce Grouse,Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Evening Grosbeak. Others are migrants – like the Bunting, Blue Heron, Brown Thrasher and Wood Thrush. To track the migration of the return of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

April and May a great time to watch the migrating birds. While many birds make Algonquin Park their destination, there are many more that stop off at the Park on their way further north. There is nothing like bird watching and hiking followed by a warm fireplace and a wonderful dinner at Algonquin Lakeside Inn resort.

Whilst i was driving in the park this week i noted a lot of new arrivals mainly waterfowl,

great blue heron,turkey vulture,American blck duck,hooded merganers,bald eagle,spruce grouse,killdear,American bittin,

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