Thursday, December 14: Today we will bird along the St. Lawrence River, from Prescott to Cornwall. Birders will be introduced to many good vantages along this stretch of the river, which is essentially a massively under-birded area with a lot of potential. Targets include: Canvasback, Red-throated Loon, Barrow’s Goldeneye, large numbers of mergansers, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, large numbers of Great Black-backed Gulls and so on. The possibility of rarities is abound along the Upper Canada Region of the St. Lawrence. Great Cormorant, an Alcid, a very rare gull, and so on…an open mind is a prerequisite for birding along this stretch of river in winter! Please note that this tour is especially suited for those with an interest in using spotting scopes to scan for and observe waterbirds.
Outing notes: Here are some ideas of what to pack and what to wear during this field outing. Some snacks, plenty of water, electrolyte mix, sturdy and insulated footwear, lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen, and favoured field guides. Please wear layered clothing.
Lunch: There will be a sit down lunch in Long Sault.
Walking: Some walking, but mostly car-birding
Driving: We will be driving and birding from Prescott to Cornwall.
Meet at 8:30 AM at TBD
Method of payment: Cash or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to ‘Jon Ruddy’
Duration: 6.5 – 7 hours
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form