Algonquin Park

Saturday, February 16th: A full day birdwatching throughout beautiful Algonquin Park. Our boreal targets include Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Common Redpoll, Hoary Redpoll, Evening Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak and Black-backed Woodpecker.

Outing notes: Please be sure to pack snacks, a warm beverage of your choice, some liquids, sunscreen, windbreaker, comfortable clothing, comfortable and insulated hiking boots, and so on. Please also pack ice grippers for your footwear, if you have them. Consider dressing in layers, with your base layer being thermal clothing (keeps the chill out). Please pack your Ontario Parks pass if you have one. For those purchasing a day pass, the cost is approximately $15.00.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: We will enjoy a sit-down lunch at the Visitor’s Centre. Please note that you must purchase your lunch if you’re using the cafeteria’s facilities. Dinner after the tour is up to the group; we’ll decide the day of the tour!

Activity Scale: 2/5

Accommodations: Birders may find it more convenient to stay at the East Gate Motel in Whitney the night before the tour. You must book your own accommodations.

Meet on Saturday morning at the East Gate entrance to Algonquin Provincial Park at 9:00 AM.

Carpooling: I can drive clients to-and-from Ottawa for this tour. I am also happy to arrange carpooling for you. Additionally, we may leave cars in the East Gate parking lot, free of charge. Please be in touch by email if you’re interested in carpooling:

Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, you can make it out to Eastern Ontario Birding.

Cost: $75.00 (HST-included).

Duration: 8-8.5 hours of birding.

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Spaces remaining: 5