From what I have read, the Townsend's Solitaire is a western bird which rarely travels east of Manitoba. However it has been found on Mount Royal for a number of years now and I was very lucky to find it recently. It is an active bird which helped to make it quite obvious to me and I managed a quick shot.
Townsend's Solitaire, Myadestes townsendi
There was great excitement for a few weeks as up to four Great Gray Owls spent some time at Ile St-Bernard.
Great Gray Owl, Strix nebulosa
The following birds were also found at Ile St-Bernard. This is at the northern part of their range. Many birds are expanding their ranges northward and will probably become more and more common.
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus