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2017 Great Canadian Birdathon

You can donate for our 2017 Birdathon at the Bird Studies’ Canada website.

2016 Results:

The 2016 Birdathon went great! We had some rough weather, but were able to find 116 species across Hamilton between 7pm of May 13 and 7pm of May 14.

List of species found, and where:

Princess Point Park

Canada Goose
Yellow Warbler
Tree Swallow
Red-winged Blackbird
American Robin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Belted Kingfisher
Nashville Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Redstart
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Barn Swallow
House Sparrow
Mourning Dove
Common Tern
American Crow
Common Grackle
Black-and-white Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Goldfinch
Warbling Vireo
Gray Catbird
Double-crested Cormorant
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal

Canal Park & Urquhart Butterfly Garden, Dundas

Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Spotted Sandpiper
House Finch
Turkey Vulture
Chimney Swift

McMaster Forest

Chipping Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
Eastern Towhee
Great Crested Flycatcher
American Woodcock
Wood Thrush
Field Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Phoebe

Borer’s Creek

Common Nighthawk
Eastern Screech-Owl


Carolina Wren
Blue Jay

Saltfleet/Grimsby South Townline area

Common Yellowthroat
Upland Sandpiper
Brown Thrasher
Savannah Sparrow
Horned Lark
Eastern Meadowlark
Indigo Bunting
Northern Flicker
Lincoln’s Sparrow

Dofasco Trail / Vinemount Meadows

Eastern Kingbird
White-throated Sparrow
Common Raven
House Wren
Black-bellied Plover
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tennessee Warbler
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Purple Martin

5th Road East

Greater Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Swamp Sparrow

Edgelake Park & nearby Lakeshore

Long-tailed Duck
Caspian Tern
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Great Blue Heron
Northern Mockingbird
Hermit Thrush
Palm Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler

Confederation Park

Red-breasted Merganser
Bank Swallow
Rock Pigeon
Red-eyed Vireo
Bay-breasted Warbler
Cape May Warbler

Windermere Basin

Ruddy Duck
Lesser Scaup
Mute Swan
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Great Black-backed Gull

Fletcher Creek Eco Preserve

Pine Warbler

Beverly Swamp

Winter Wren
American Kestrel

Safari Rd wetland

Marsh Wren
Virginia Rail

Westover Tract

Grasshopper Sparrow

Christie Lake CA

Eastern Bluebird

DVCA Headwaters Trail near Paddy Greene Rd

Downy Woodpecker
Blue-winged Warbler
Bald Eagle
Wood Duck

Desjardins Canal, Dundas

Green Heron

Churchill Park, Westdale

Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Hairy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch