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Birding at the Bill Mason Centre

We had another great field trip to the Bill Mason Centre this year, a clear, warm night and manageable mosquitoes. With Art Goldsmith as our leader, we were able to tally 44 species. Virginia Rails were vocal and visible; an American Bittern flew over the group; Wilson’s Snipes performed overhead and, best of all, a Black-billed Cuckoo was seen by most of the group members and for many it was a life bird.

 

Photos below by Ian Somerville:

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