Tuesday, July 11, 2017

10 July 2017, Port-au-Basques to North Sydney Ferry

10 July 2017, Port-au-Basques to North Sydney Ferry

It was the last day in Newfoundland as I took the ferry back to the mainland.  I list some of the bird sightings from the ship, which were few and far between.  I am headed home after a successful field season.



Port-au-Basques with some sunshine



Last view of the ferry terminal from the boat
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Highlanders Ferry

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1          Cory's Shearwater
2          Northern Gannet
3          Double-crested Cormorant
4          Ring-billed Gull
5          Herring Gull
6          Great Black-backed Gull
7          Murre species
8          Rock Pigeon

9 July 2017, Travel Day – Kris leaves Newfoundland through Deer Lake, Newfoundland

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9 July 2017, Travel Day – Kris leaves Newfoundland through Deer Lake, Newfoundland

Kris left today through Deer Lake, back to Montreal and work in Vermont.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

8 July 2017, Berry Hill, Berry Hill Pond, Coastal Trails, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

8 July 2017, Berry Hill, Berry Hill Pond, Coastal Trails, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

It was rainy and foggy but started to clear as we headed out to hike these trails.




Photo of pond from Berry Hill



Photo of Long Range Mountains from Berry Hill



Another Moose dinner - Moose Pizza from Earle's


1 Northern Gannet
2 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Whimbrel
4 Wilson's Snipe
5 Ring-billed Gull
6 Herring Gull
7 Great Black-backed Gull
8 Caspian Tern
9 Common Tern
10 Olive-sided Flycatcher
11 Gray Jay
12 American Crow
13 Common Raven
14 Boreal Chickadee
15 Winter Wren
16 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
17 Swainson's Thrush
18 Hermit Thrush
19 American Robin
20 Tennessee Warbler
21 Yellow Warbler
22 Magnolia Warbler
23 Black-throated Green Warbler
24 Blackpoll Warbler
25 Black-and-white Warbler
26 Northern Waterthrush
27 Common Yellowthroat
28 Savannah Sparrow
29 Fox Sparrow
30 Lincoln's Sparrow
31 White-throated Sparrow
32 Pine Grosbeak

7 July 2017, Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

7 July 2017, Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

A desolate and barren part of the park but it is rich in geological history.  I heard one Savannah Sparrow singing there.



Tablelands


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Waterfalls 



Resting at the Tablelands



Dinner after the Tablelands - Moose Tourtiere from Jacks



Dinner after the Tablelands - Black bean encrusted Cod from Jacks


6 July 2017, Western Brook Pond boat tour, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

6 July 2017, Western Brook Pond boat tour, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

It started out windy and became progressively more windy as the day went on.  We had beautiful views of the lake and rock formations left behind by various geological events including glaciation and uplifting from the earth's Mantle.



View from Western Brook Pond traveling south



Blue Denium Falls



Pissing Mare Falls

1          Red-breasted Merganser
2          Herring Gull
3          Common Tern
4          American Crow
5          Boreal Chickadee
6          Ruby-crowned Kinglet
7          Swainson's Thrush
8          Hermit Thrush
9          American Robin
10       Magnolia Warbler
11       Blackpoll Warbler
12       Black-and-white Warbler
13       Northern Waterthrush
14       Common Yellowthroat
15       Wilson's Warbler
16       Savannah Sparrow
17       Fox Sparrow
18       Lincoln's Sparrow

19       White-throated Sparrow

Friday, July 7, 2017

5 July 2017, Gros Morne hike, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

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5 July 2017, Gros Morne hike, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

We took the traditional James Callaghan route, hiking up Ravin Gully and down Ferry Gulch. 



Gros Morne from the base



Ravin Gully – scree and boulder hopping



Kris and Jay atop Gros Morne, peak



Arctic-alpine habitat



Ten Mile Pond



Plateaus atop the Long Range Mountains



Post-hike Newfoundland dinner of Atlantic Salmon and Smoked Capelin


1          Rough-legged Hawk (heard)
2          Wilson's Snipe
3          Herring Gull
4          Hairy Woodpecker
5          Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
6          Blue-headed Vireo
7          Horned Lark
8          Boreal Chickadee
9          Ruby-crowned Kinglet
10       Swainson's Thrush
11       Hermit Thrush
12       American Robin
13       Blackpoll Warbler
14       Black-and-white Warbler
15       Northern Waterthrush
16       Mourning Warbler
17       Common Yellowthroat
18       Savannah Sparrow
19       Fox Sparrow
20       Lincoln's Sparrow
21       White-throated Sparrow
22       Pine Grosbeak

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4 July 2017, Western Brook Trail, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

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4 July 2017, Western Brook Trail, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

We were on the boat for the Western Brook Pond tour for 20 minutes and they turned the boat around.  They cancelled the trip because of the fog that drifted in.  We re-scheduled for Thursday and went to Earle's for dinner for traditional Newfoundland cuisine.
 
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Cod Tongues




Cod au Gratin




Moose Burger



1          Common Loon
2          Wilson's Snipe
3          Herring Gull
4          Great Black-backed Gull
5          Common Tern
6          American Crow
7          Common Raven
8          Ruby-crowned Kinglet
9          Swainson's Thrush
10       Hermit Thrush
11       Yellow Warbler
12       Northern Waterthrush
13       Mourning Warbler
14       Common Yellowthroat
15       Wilson's Warbler
16       Savannah Sparrow
17       Fox Sparrow
18       Lincoln's Sparrow
19       Swamp Sparrow
20       White-throated Sparrow
21       Pine Grosbeak