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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Monthly Summaries of Spring Migrants


June, the time for peak nesting activity of many species, is also when we see spring migration cease entirely. However, prior to June 15 migration is still noticeable but it is a time needing much more field work to establish late departure dates of many species. This is certainly a challenge to the birder who must contend with extreme heat, mosquitoes, and thick foliage at this time of year when it is the female birds the non-singers that are still passing through.

Early to Mid-June

Semipalmated Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Philadelphia Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
White-rumped Sandpiper
Magnolia Warbler
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Canada Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Alder Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher*
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Blue Jay*
Bay-breasted Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Blackpoll Warbler
Swainson's Thrush
Mourning Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

* also a nesting species