Back in June we reported that there were two Piping plover nests at the park’s Beach Area One. Each nest had four eggs and all of the eggs have since hatched. Unfortunately three chicks did not survive. Two were lost to predation and one to illness. Continue reading Plover Chicks Take Flight at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Two Piping plover nests at Beach Area 1 are being monitored by Ontario Parks staff and our dedicated guardian volunteers. For the last few weeks the adult plovers have been taking turns incubating the eggs and park staff believe there are four eggs in each nest. Continue reading Plover Update At Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
We are nearing the end of our Festival of Flight which celebrates the spring migration of songbirds through the area. Although the weather was cool and wet most days, we still had some very special visitors. Continue reading Special visitors stop by Festival of Flight at Rondeau
This past weekend, The Friends of Rondeau held their annual celebration of the spring migration of waterfowl and Tundra swans. Unfortunately nature doesn’t always pay attention to dates. Rondeau Bay was almost completely frozen on the first day of the festival which meant no Tundra swans. Continue reading Wings of spring!
A sure sign of spring is when the birds begin to arrive at Ontario Parks. Continue reading Spring Birdwatching at Ontario Parks
In an earlier blog posting, we mentioned Killarney’s Christmas Bird Count. This year’s count recorded one of the highest number of species since our Killarney count began in 1998.
And it included a total of 32 species and 474 birds. Here’s a breakdown. Continue reading Results are in – 13th Annual Christmas Bird Count in Killarney
In May of 2010, the Piping plovers returned once again to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park – for the third year in a row! The spring and summer of 2010 has been both rewarding and challenging, as four nests were lost as the result of natural predation and weather. Continue reading Protecting the Piping Plover
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is thrilled to announce that the four plover chicks (born June 10th) survived their first six weeks at the park. Continue reading Plover is the word…What a success!
For a second year in a row, piping plovers have returned to the shores of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. Continue reading The plovers are back! The plovers are back!