Trip Report for Bird Hike at Longwoods Conservation Area

The Strathroy Area Birding Club met at the parking lot across from the Seniors Centre in Strathroy at 9 AM.  The weather was uncertain with the forecast calling for rain while the radar was showing the rain not hitting this area.  So….what the heck… we went.  The sky was overcast all morning and the temperature got up to 16 C.

Longwoods Conservation Area is located south of Mount Brydges, between Longwoods Road and Irish Drive.  The size is 155 acres.  It features a replica of an Indian Village and some log homes that are reflective of pioneer times.  It is a popular destination for class trips and each spring there is a re-enactment of the Battle of Longwoods (War of 1812).  There are 5 km of trails suitable for hiking, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.  There is a resource centre in the park and they provide popular educational programs.

Here is a list of the 33 bird species counted by the Strathroy Area Birding Club today:

  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Mourning Dove
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Horned Lark
  • Tree Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • House Wren
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Wood Thrush
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • European Starling
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • American Goldfinch

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by BRIAN HOBBS on June 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Dave – Sorry I missed the trip. – Brian Hobbs


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