Throughout the fall (September – November) I will be conducting Lakewatches along the south shore of Prince Edward County. Wind direction is the main variable. Strong S, SW and WSW are the best for Lakewatching along the south shore. The goal will be to see Pelagic birds relatively close to the shore, such as jaegers, Forster’s Tern, Little Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Sabine’s Gull, Red Phalarope and more. This type of birding is much more intense than our birding during regularly-scheduled tours, and it must be said that it’s not for everyone! We will be sitting in place for long periods of time. You should be able to hold your focus for long periods of time without succumbing to boredom and comfortable birding in inclement/harsh weather.
What to pack? What to wear?
Pack as much food and drink as possible! Snacks, field lunch and more. A thermos full of coffee/tea and plenty of water as well. When it comes to food/water during tour days, it’s much better to have too much than not enough. As for what to wear, I recommend dressing in layers and packing a good variety of clothes. Make sure you have insulated footwear and decent rainwear, as well.
Given the location, I am expecting a staggered arrival. For some, the drive will be much shorter than others. Therefore, no worries if you’re only able to bird for a few hours (and not the standard half-day tour of 4-4.5 hours). In this case, I will charge by the hour. The fee per hour is $10.00 per person.
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