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Port Weller West Bird Migration Study
J.E. Black

2013 data

2014 data

2015 data

2016 data

2017 data


Port Weller West Bird Migration Study - May 2013 - Main Report

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Tables - 2013

Table 1 - All PWW Data 2013

Table 2 - A Comparison of 2013 and 1993-1997 Results for All Species

Figure 2 - A Comparison of 2013 and 1993-1997 Results for All Species

Table 3 - Resident Species 2013

Table 4 - Non-resident Species 2013

Table 4a Non-resident Species Means and Medians 2013

Table 5 - Species with totals in 2013 outside the 1993-1997 range of totals

Table 6 - House Finches Port Weller West 1993-1997

Table 7 - A Comparison of 2013 and 1993-1997 Results for Warblers

Figure 7 - A Comparison of 2013 and 1993-1997 means for warblers

Appendices - 2013

Appendix 1 - Protocols

Appendix 2 - Port Weller Checklist

Appendix 3 - Port Weller Data Entry Form

Appendix 4 - Site description

Appendix 5 1993 data summary
Table A5.1 1993-1997 WEST TOTALS

Appendix 6 - PW Notes by day

Appendix 7 Malcomson Woods 2013
Table A7.1 Malcomson 2013 Raw Data
Table A7.2 PWW and Malcomson 2013 Vireos and Warblers

Appendix 8 Port Weller East 2013
Table A8.1 PWE 2013 Data
Table A8.2 PWE 1993 All Data
Table A8.3 PWE and PWW 2013

Appendix 9: Black Swallow

Appendix 10 Anova Warbler Analysis

Table A10.1 ANOVA_Within Subjects Effects

Table A10.2 Factor Estimates & Confidence Intervals

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Port Weller West Bird Migration Study - May 2014 - Main Report

Tables - 2014

Master Table 2014 (all 2014 tables consolidated)

Table A7.1 - 2014 Malcolmson Raw Data

Appendices - 2014

Appendix 4 - 2014 Site Description

Appendix 6 - 2014  Notes by day

Appendix 7 - 2014 Malcomson 2014

Appendix 7.3 - 2014 Malcomson daily reports

Appendix 9 - 2014 Black Swallow 2014


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Port Weller West Bird Migration Study - May 2015 - Main Report

Tables - 2015

Table 0 - 2015 Totals 2013-2015 and 1993-1997

Table 1 - 2015 All Port Weller West data 2015

Appendices - 2015

Appendix 6 - 2015 Port Weller Daily Reports

Appendix 7.1 - 2015 Malcomson Raw Data

Appendix 7.1a - 2015 Malcomson and Port Weller West comparison

Appendix 7.3-2015 Malcomson Daily reports

Apppendix 7.4 - 2015 - A Trip Through Malcomson Eco-Park

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Port Weller West Bird Migration Study - May 2016 - Main Report

Tables - 2016

Table 0 - 2016 Totals 2013 vs 2014 vs 2015

Table 1 - 2016 All Port Weller West data 2016

Appendices - 2016

Appendix 6 - 2016 Port Weller Daily Reports

Appendix 7.1 - 2016 Malcomson Raw Data

Appendix 7.1a - 2016 Malcomson and Port Weller West comparison

Appendix 7.3-2015 Malcomson Daily reports

Appendix 9-2016 The Black Swallow

Appendix 10-2016 Fish Crows

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Port Weller West Bird Migration Study - July 2017 - Main Report

Tables - 2017

Table 1-2017 PWW Totals 2013 to 2017 and 1993 to 1997

Table 2-2017 PWW Comparison of 2017 and 1993-1997 results

Table 3-2017  Comments on comparability

Table 4-2017 Yearly Totals Malcomson and PWW  2013 to 2017

Appendices - 2017

Appendix 4 2013-2017  Malcomson Woods Description and Protocol

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Web page prepared by David T. Brown
Department of Geography and Tourism Studies
(formerly Tourism and Environment)

Brock University
Established 12 December 2007
Last updated 08 August 2017


Each morning in May, from 1993 to 1997, observers recorded the number of individual birds (primarily passerine migrants) seen or heard on the Port Weller West Pier north of the coast-guard station and on the Port Weller East Pier beside a small island.

The 1993-1997 Study, as it was called, was designed to be repeatable so that changes in bird numbers, if any, occurring in the future could be detected. The year 2013 seemed appropriate for starting such a repeat since 20 years is the period between successive Ontario Bird Atlases. Unfortunately, the habitat near the island on the East Pier has changed dramatically since the years 1993 to 1997. No comparison of the island birds of the first study with the island birds of today would be meaningful; therefore, we systematically counted birds only on the West Pier area north of the coast-guard station. Counts were also, however, conducted informally in Malcomson Woods.

Copies of the full Reports including Tables and Appendices are available in the reports a https://brocku.ca/tren/niagarabirdst.