: Not recently confirmed as a breeder but has been heard late Apr-late Jun in the Sieur de Monts area, the Schooner Head Road marshes, and in much smaller MDI wetlands like the one at the Cape Road/Rte 102 intersection.
: Probably but often silent and thus all but undetectable in freshwater marshes and wetlands from mid Apr and again mid Sep-late Nov.
: late Dec-early Feb in open fresh water on MDI which has included drainage ditches and small streams.
Miscellany: Most nocturnal bird migrants transit at some elevation, up to multiple thousands of feets above the earth's surface. Virginia Rails are thought to migrate just a few feet above the ground/tree tops.
Last Updated: July 20th, 2023