August is always an interesting month to be Birding on Prince Edward Island because things have slowed down, the scenery is beautiful, the water is warm, and the birds are always interesting.
In August we are seeing the activities of the birds that have nested on the Island and the success of raising their young. Osprey nests seem to be around each corner and it is always interesting to observe their activities but they are not only ones. It is also interesting to see the sparrows, swallows, hummingbirds and all the others.
August is also the month that we see the movement of those birds that have had success on their breeding territories to our north and are on their way south; and stop to visit our Island. These include an nice variety of Terns, Gulls and Shorebirds.
And this weekend we are off to the beach to count shorebirds during the World Shorebird Day. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!