Amherst Island & Kingston

Saturday, March 2: Come out and enjoy some Family Day fun by going birding on Amherst Island! We will search for Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Owls. We will be cruising open country in search of birds of prey and walking Owl Woods in search of roosting owls. It’s possible that we may bird the entire day on Amherst. If we have time, we will bird Invista Pond and the Cataraqui Bay on our way back home after our birding on Amherst Island.

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).

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Please pack a field lunch for today’s tour. Typically, we eat our field lunches in our cars after our hike to Owl Woods. For those interested, I am open to organizing a sit-down dinner in Kingston after the trip is complete.

Activity Scale: 3/5

Accommodations: N/A

Meet between 9:00 and 9:15 AM at the Millhaven Ferry Terminal to catch the 9:30 AM ferry over to Amherst Island. We will be catching the 5:00 PM return ferry over to the mainland. The ferry costs $9.00; this cost covers both ways.

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 Eastern Ontario Birding.

Cost: $75.00 (HST-included).

Duration: 9 hours

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Spaces remaining: 4