Birds

Colton Johnstone, 2016 (cropped) Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat leaping off a cattail reed at Kettle’s Lake © Copyright 2016 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

Awenda has a wide variety of bird species documented within the park. Over 230 species will visit throughout the different season. The vast majority of Awenda’s birds are migratory and as a result there are not many birds here in the winter months. There are however, some species that will only make an appearance in during winter. The park holds  a strong representation of Ontario’s forest birds as well as shoreline species. Numerous species of warbler and other songbirds make Awenda an auditory wonderland during breeding season.

For those wishing to learn more about the birds of Awenda Park, The Friends of Awenda Park has produced a “Checklist and Seasonal Status of the Birds of Awenda Park” on the bird species recorded in Awenda (including status, arrival dates, etc) which may be purchased at the Park Store.

 

Colton Johnstone 2016

Cerulean Warbler is a provincially threatened species © Copyright 2016 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

Birds at Risk

Awenda contains a number of bird species classified as being at risk. Some of the species at risk living within the park include the Hooded Warbler, Canada Warbler, Red-headed Woodpecker, Wood Thrush, Pewee and Bald Eagle. Sightings of these species should be reported to the Natural Heritage Education Department at the Administration building in order to assist with monitoring and conservation efforts.