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July 2005 Sightings in Windsor

Southern Hairstreak Butterfly, © Mike Gurr

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Tuesday, July 19: The first Giant Swallowtail of the second brood appeared on July 16 and the first Northern True Katydid of the year was heard this evening.

Thanks to the effort of many volunteers the breeding bird atlas project is quickly reaching its targets for the 36 atlas squares in the Essex Region. Holiday Beach and Hillman have exceeded 100 species and the Ojibway square currently has 93 species as possible, probable or confirmed breeders. This is an excellent time to confirm breeding as many birds are feeding young in late July.

Saturday, July 2: Windsor' butterfly count was held today. Great weather and a good turnout of butterfly watchers combined to provide an excellent count this year with 54 species and over 2,000 individuals butterflies counted. The day before the count Mike Gurr and Tracey Forster found a Southern Hairstreak butterfly a few km. south of Ojibway. This rare butterfly has seldom been seen anywhere in Ontario. Complete results for the count are posted on the count page.

Friday, July 1: Staff at the nature centre are coordinating the Windsor-Essex portion of the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas Project and we would like to hear about any interesting sightings of nesting birds this summer. For more information on this project visit our atlas page.

Recent discoveries included an irruption of Dickcissels into Essex and Kent counties. A few pairs were found breeding at the Maidstone Landfill on June 24 and a singing male was in a field south of McGregor on July 5. A Kentucky Warbler was singing in a woodlot near Harrow on July 1.

 

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