The following birds of note were reported from Presque Isle S.P., unless noted otherwise.
Iceland Gull 1 imm.; March 6; Presque Isle Bay at the foot of Chestnut Street in Erie.
1 adult; March 8; Presque Isle Bay in Swan Cove
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult; March 7; channel
Glaucous Gull 1 imm.; March 8; channel
Snowy Owl 1; March 4; Gull Point
Northern Shrike 1; March 3; Summit Twp. along Rt. 97
Glaucous Gull 2; March 13; Leo's landing
4; March 16; head of Presque Isle Bay
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1; March 18; pines
Gray Catbird 1; March 17; Leo's landing
Brown Thrasher 1; March 17; Leo's landing
Northern Cardinal 1 (bilateral gynandromorph); March 9 to present; Millcreek Twp. feeder
Snow Goose 1; March 24; Fairview Business Park
Iceland Gull 1 imm.; March 19; waterworks pond at Presque Isle S.P.
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1; March 25; pines at Presque Isle S.P.
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1; April 5; Leo's landing at Presque isle S.P.
Red-throated Loon 1; April 7; Edinboro Lake
Long-eared Owl 1; April 7; pines at Presque Isle S.P.
Cackling Goose 1; April 14; Presque Isle Hawk Watch
American Bittern 1; April 13; Presque Isle Hawk Watch
Dunlin 50 (high count this early); April 15; Gull Point
Snowy Owl 1; April 14; Gull Point. Latest spring record in Erie County.
Long-eared Owl 1; April 14; pines
Short-eared Owl 1; April 14 & 15; Gull Point
Surf Scoter 2; April 18; off Leo's landing
Red-necked Grebe 1; April 21; flying past the Presque Isle Hawk Watch
Great Egret up to 25; through the week, throughout the park
Black-crowned Night-Heron up to 6; through the week; Leo's landing and Horseshoe Pond
Glaucous Gull 1; April 20; Gull Point
Long-eared Owl 1; April 19; pines
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1; April 19; pines
Snowy Owl 1 nearly pure white; April 27 to at least 29; Gull Point
Grasshopper Sparrow 1; April 24; banded at Fry's landing
Surf Scoter 12; April 30 to at least May 5; Beach 11
Red-necked Grebe 1; May 1; head of Presque Isle Bay
American Bittern up to 7; through the week; Niagara Pond
Least Bittern 1; May 5; Gull Point Trail
Sandhill Crane 1; periodically through the week; east end of the park
Piping Plover pair; all week; Gull Point. this is the returning pair that successfully nested last year.
Willet 40; May 2; Beach 11; record high count for the county
Snowy Owl 1; to at least May 2; Gull Point
Brewster's Warbler 1; May 4; Fry's landing
Clay-colored Sparrow 1; May 5; Fry's landing
Henslow's Sparrow 1; May 5; Thompson Circle; possibly the first confirmed record for the park and the first in the county in many years.
Summer Tanager 1 first year male; May 5; east Erie
1 adult male; May 5; Erie
Dickcissel 1; May 5; Ranger's station; first county record in many years.
Least Bittern 1; May 8; Gull Point Trail
Piping Plover continuing pair; all week; Gull Point
Willet 1; May 7; Gull Point
Golden-winged Warbler (some characteristics of Lawrence's Warbler) 1 female; May 9; Fry's landing at banding station
Golden-winged Warbler 1 typical male; May 11; Fry's landing at banding station
Lawrence's Warbler 1; May 10; Thompson Circle
Prothonotary Warbler 1; May 10; near marina road
Orange-crowned Warbler 3 or 4; all week; various sites, mostly at Fry's landing
Clay-colored Sparrow 2 or 3; all week; mainly at Fry's landing
Cattle Egret 1; May 26; Gull Point
White-winged Scoter 1; May 20; Gull Point
Sandhill Crane 1; May 22; Gull Point
2; May 23; SGL #314
Whimbrel 24+-; May 20; over Sidewalk Trail
8; May 20; over Peninsula Drive and West 8th St.
3; May 25; Gull Point
Connecticut Warbler 1; May 20; Pine Tree Trail
American Tree Sparrow 1; May 21; Presque Isle. Record late for the county.
Clay-colored Sparrow up to 2; through May 22; Fry's landing and Beach 11 parking lot
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 adult photographed; June 3; Long Pond
Sandhill Crane 1; May 30; over Presque Isle Hawk Watch at the TREC
White-rumped Sandpiper 1; May 28; Gull Point
American Golden Plover 1; June 1; Fairview
Piping Plover 1; June 8 & 9; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P.
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1; June 3; Six Mile Creek Park
Grasshopper Sparrow 2; June 10; Erie Bluffs S.P.
Snowy Egret 1; June 15; Gull Point
Cattle Egret 1; June 12; Gull Point
Dozens of active Ring-billed Gull nests on the rooftop of the Lake Erie Warehouse and Distribution Center in Erie. Herrings may be there as well, but all that could be seen along the edge of the roof were Ring-bills.
Snowy Egret 1; June 19
Willet 1; June 23
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