Tundra birds in Ottawa

Wednesday, January 16: A half-day afternoon outing in search of “tundra” birds east of Ottawa, from the Casselman area east to St. Isidore. Some of our targets today include numbers of Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, Horned Lark, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Snowy Owl, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle and Rough-legged Hawk. In fact, even a Gyrfalcon is possible today!

Outing notes: Please be sure to pack snacks, a warm beverage of your choice, some liquids, electrolyte mix, sunscreen, windbreaker, layered clothing, comfortable and insulated hiking shoes, and so on. Consider wearing a thermal underlayer. It’s a good idea to pack winter gloves, a scarf/neck warmer and a toque, as well. I will pack extra ‘winter gear’ in case it’s needed.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: A sit-down lunch at the Casselman Restaurant is possible after the tour. We’ll decide during the trip!

Activity Scale: 1/5

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 12:30 PM at the McDonald’s in Casselman

Carpooling: Carpooling in the lead vehicle is available upon request. Additionally, I am happy to make carpooling arrangements for you.

Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use eontbird@gmail.com as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, you can make it out to either ‘Jon Ruddy’ or ‘Eastern Ontario Birding.’

Cost: $40.00 (HST included)

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Registration deadline: Monday, January 14th at 10:00 PM.

Spaces available: 8