Wednesday, December 13: A morning birding the vast eastern Ontario “tundra” east of Casselman. Birds of Prey such as Rough-legged Hawks and Snowy Owls are typically seen in this area during winter, as are beautiful tundra landbirds such as Horned Larks, Snow Buntings and small flocks of Lapland Longspurs. Lafleche Landfill often holds an excellent concentration of high arctic “white-winged” gulls, Glaucous and Kumlien’s (kumlieni) and possibly even Thayer’s (thayeri). These winter specialties are typically found among large concentrations of Herring, Great Black-backed with a few Lesser Black-backed’s typically in the mix, as well. Rarities such as Gyrfalcon are possible at the landfill.
Outing notes: Please pack some snacks, water, a thermos full of your preferred hot beverage, hand and foot warmers, extra socks, sturdy and warm footwear, layered clothing, lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen and favored field guides.
Meet at 9:00 AM at McDonald’s in Casselman.
Cost: $ 40.00 per person
Method of payment: Cash or check the morning of the tour
Duration: 4 hours
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form