Tertials and wing coverts are lined with buff. Nape, back, wings, and tail are red-brown, paler red-brown on sides of neck and breast. Strong direct flight. Baird's Sandpiper: This medium-sized bird has scaled gray-brown upperparts, white underparts and aÂ dark-spottedÂ gray-brown breast. Long, pointed wings with black spots. Clair, Saginaw Bay, Green Bay, northern lakes Michigan and Huron, and western Lake Superior. Narcissus Flycatcher: Small flycatcher, black head, nape, back, wings, and yellow-orange throat, upper breast, and eye brow; rump is yellow. Juvenile is duller overall with gray-black legs, feet, and bill. White throat, buff breast, flanks, and belly are barred black-and-white. They live in salt and brackish marshes and feed on mussels, clams and arthropods. Feeds on insects, larvae, worms, seeds. Black crown, nape, and upperparts with black-green gloss. Gray-brown above, orange-brown nape and breast. It has a white rump with a dark central stripe and black legs and feet. Underparts are white except for orange breast. Bill is thin and slightly decurved. It has a direct flight on steady wing beats. It has red eyes, a straight black bill, long pink legs, and sometimes a narrow dark terminal tail band. Clapper Rail: Large, noisy marsh bird, gray or brown upperparts, vertical white-barred flanks and belly, buff or rust-brown breast. Upper mandible is dark gray, lower mandible is yellow. Bill is dark red to black; Red legs and feet. It has dark upperparts, paler underparts, a white vent, cheeks and chinstrap, and a black head and neck. Stats . Bill is long and decurved. Wings are dark with two pale bars. The tail and vent are white. The bill is small and triangular. Legs are orange-brown. Direct flight with strong fast wing beats. Eats caterpillars, insects, seeds and grains. Tail is short and barred. Swift direct flight with strong wing beats. © 2020 Madavor Media, LLC. It eats a variety of plant species and parts, especially grasses, sedges, grain and berries. Legs and feet are pink-gray. Hawaiian Duck: This small dabbling duck is mostly mottled brown, buff and black; uniformly gray-brown on the throat, nape and head. Olive-backed Pipit: Medium-sized pipit with finely streaked, olive-green upperparts. Dark gray wings; tail is dark gray with spotting on outer edges near base. Best distinguished by its habit of standing in a semi-crouch and bobbing back and forth. Bill is long, black with orange at the base and curved upward. Black mask goes back to nape in thin line. Females are mottled brown all overÂ with slim, tan head, long neck and a shorter tail. Juvenile gray-brown with white streaks, some spots on wings, more yellow on bill. It has a stout black bill, red eyes and yellow legs. Juvenile gray-brown above, gray-white below. Brown wings have two pale bars. Tail is relatively short and dark-barred. Legs, feet are red. Sexes similar. Wings have white bars visible in flight. Direct flap-and-glide flight with powerful, deep wingbeats. Medium tail, blue near tip. Swift direct flight with shallow wing beats. A Marsh Hawk was seen to seize a bird on its nest, perhaps a Marsh Wren, Troglodytes palustris, and carry it off in its talons with the nest! Swift, graceful flight, alternates slow, deep wing beats with short or long glides. Dunlin: This is a medium-sized bird with black-streaked, red-brown upperparts, a black belly patch and aÂ streaked breast. Pink legs, feet. Keep up to date on all the latest birding news and info. Sexes similar. Fairly high rapid flight. Tail is long, usually tinged rust-brown. Long wings, blue flight feathers, black underneath. The bill and legs are yellow, and it has a red eyering. It feeds on seeds, aquatic leaves, invertebrates and tadpoles. Sexes similar. Forages on the ground for seeds, fruit and small snails. Direct flight with rapid wing beats. Long legs are bright orange or red. Feet and legs are dull yellow. White throat has black ring; black tail and black-green speculum are edged in white. Direct flight with strong fast wing beats. Neck is long and streaked; long black decurved bill, blue-gray legs and feet.Â Tail and rump are brown and black barred. Long bill, slightly upcurved and pink with black tip. White tail with black band, long outer tail feathers. It pumps its tail up and down more than any other warbler. Rather swift, deliberate direct flight on rapidly beating wings. It has a black bill, legs and feet. Bill is long, slightly decurved. Short bill is red with black tip. Whooping Crane: Adults are nearly all white except for red crown, black mask, and black primary feathers most visible in flight. Medium length bill, tail short with a square tip. The BCA is a complex of long barrier beaches, embayments, dunes, marshes, and swamps with cold water streams. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (S) (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 16 photos Fulvous Whistling-Duck (S) (Dendrocygna bicolor) 4 photos *Snow Goose L/C/S (Anser caerulescens) 34 photos *Ross's Goose L/C/S (Anser rossii) 2 photos Greater White-fronted Goose (L)/C/S (Anser albifrons) 25 photos Pink-footed Goose (S) (Anser brachyrhynchus) 20 photos Brant L/C/S (Branta bernicla) 21 photos Barnacle Goose (S) (Branta leucopsis) 4 photos Cackling Goose L/C/S (Branta hutchinsii) 2 photos *Canada Goose L/C/S (B… Eats seeds and insects. Song Sparrow: Medium sparrow, heavily streaked gray-brown upperparts. Diet includes seeds, insects and grasses. Feeds on insects, small fish, berries and fruit. It feeds on insects, insect larvae and small fish. The park is an historic site located on the Grand River, with a Greek revival mansion and excellent birding trails around the 1,500-acre site. Large, deep, orange-red bill. Diet includes insects and crustaceans. Tail is black. With roughly a dozen provincial and national parks along the lakeshore, Canada’s Riviera is a popular summer destination. 17 pages. The sexes appear similar. Head has a brown crown with pale central stripe and pale yellow or white eyebrows. Feeds by probing mud with bill or dunking head under water. Swift direct flight with clipped wing beats. Sexes are similar. The Visitor Centre is open from 9:00am-5:00pm. Dark blue-black breast band, belly is white to orange. Common Pochard: Medium-sized, colorful diving duck from Eurasia with a rich red-brown head, black breast and tail, and gray body. Pechora Pipit: Small, shy pipit with heavily streaked, dark brown upperparts. Throat, flanks, belly, and vent are brown-gray. Eastern Phoebe: Small flycatcher with dark gray-brown upperparts and slightly darker wings and tail. Forages for insects on ground; also picks off vegetation. Non-breeding adult lacks white speckling on head. Strong steady flight, rapid wing beats. Direct flight, steady, strong wing beats. Marbled Godwit: This large sandpiper has black-marked, dark brown upperparts, and lightly barred, chestnut-brown underparts. Green-winged Teal: This small dabbling duck has pale, gray-barred sides and a buff breast with a white bar down the side. Spectacles are yellow. Slaty-legged Crake: Small to medium rail, red-brown head and breast, narrow yellow eyering, and olive-brown back and wings. Female lacks head markings, and shorter tail is all green. Primarily feeds on arthropods and other invertebrates. Short to medium green-yellow bill with slightly hooked tip. Common Yellowthroat: Small, skulking warbler with olive-yellow upperparts, bright yellow throat and breast, and pale gray belly. Eyes are dark, legs are yellow-gray. Sexes are similar. Added by mikeburrell on March 31, 2017 Download CSV Taxonomic CSV. Wings and back are silver-gray with black-and-white bars. Pacific Black Duck: Large, black-brown duck, buff edges to feathers. Field guides, illustrations, and database Copyright © 2004 - 2013. Common Crane: Large wading bird, gray overall with a black face, chin, throat and neck; shows a patch of bare red skin on crown. Cap is chestnut-brown. It flies in a straight line formation. Sexes are similar. Found in open meadows and marsh edges. Medium to short, thick, red-orange bill, orange-yellow tip. Legs are yellow with very long toes. The Mangrove group has a rufous hood and is found in Central America and northern South America. Eye-rings are red, legs are yellow-gray. Juvenile black-brown with white and buff streaks on breast and crown, and buff edging to feathers in wings. The head has a white face, cap and black crest. Northern Lapwing: Large, unique plover with black breast, face, crown, and long upright head plumes; back is green-tinged purple and copper. Bonaparte's Gull: This is a medium-sized gull with a black head and bill, gray back and wings andÂ white underparts and tail. Canada Goose: This long-necked goose has a large gray-brown body, large webbed feet and a wide flat bill. Eastern Lake Ontario Marshes Bird Conservation Area: This BCA is a complex of long barrier beaches, embayments, dunes, marshes, and swamps with cold water streams. Low direct flight on rapidly beating wings. Alternates rapid wing beats with wings tucked to sides. White stripe divides front and back of neck, green speculum is bordered by buff. The Blue phase has a white head and neck, blue-gray upperparts, gray-brown breast and sides, white belly, pink bill, legs and feet and black lower mandible. Boat-tailed Grackle: Large, black bird with a very long, keel-shaped tail. Photo by Dave Lewis. The wildlife area shelters more than 60 species of birds and 35 federally-listed species at risk. Juvenile is much darker than the adult, with indistinct flank barring. White-rumped Sandpiper: Small sandpiper, brown and black scaled upperparts, distinct white rump. Legs and feet are black. 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