More migrating Monarchs

Bob Kriegel kriegelr at
Wed May 21 11:18:20 EDT 1997

Hello all,

On Monday May 19th I saw a very faded and battered but lively monarch adult
at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada.  A huge fallout of warblers
and other migrating birds were first observed in the park that same morning.
This fallout extended along the northern coast of Lake Erie from Point Pelee
to at least Long Point, Ontario.  These events followed the passage of an
extensive storm front that started in the Great Plains and rolled east to
the Ohio valley on Sunday night/Monday morning.

So...was this most likely an overwintering adult from Mexico, or a first
generation adult from the southern U.S?

Bob Kriegel <kriegelr at>
Michigan State University

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