Saturday, January 20: Today we will bird Wolfe Island in search of owls, hawks, falcons, larks, buntings and a variety of waterfowl, including swans and diving ducks. After our tour on the island, we will head into town and enjoy a sit down lunch. From there, we will bird several locations in Kingston, mostly looking for waterfowl, but keeping an open mind as anything is possible! Possible rarities include: Gyrfalcon 🙂
Outing notes: Here are some ideas of what to pack and what to wear during this field outing. Insulated winter boots and snow pants are good items to pack. Please pack some snacks, plenty of water, lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen, and favoured field guides. Please dress warmly and wear layered clothing.
Lunch: I will schedule a sit-down lunch in Kingston, which we will enjoy once we return back to the mainland in the afternoon.
Activity Scale: Out of five stars, with five being a strenuous day, this trip sits at a 1 out of 5 for most birders. Very short walks throughout the day, but we will mostly be birding by car.
Meet between 10:00 and 10:15 AM to catch the 10:30 AM ferry over to Wolfe Island. Note: no payment is required for this ferry ride. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/44%C2%B013’56.9%22N+76%C2%B028’39.9%22Wfirstname.lastname@example.org,-76.4782862,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xc1195bbc5a558fad!2sLone+Star+Texas+Grill!8m2!3d44.2306868!4d-76.479377!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d44.2324706!4d-76.4777394
Accommodations: I will be spending the night in Kingston after our birding day, as I will be leading a tour to Amherst Island the following day. I have chosen Comfort Inn Midtown for my accommodations (1454 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7M 3E5). For those interested in the two-day tour to Kingston, please feel free to make the accommodations that suite your needs.
Method of payment: Cash or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to ‘Jon Ruddy’
Cost: $50.00 for today, or a combo price of $100.00 for today’s tour and the tour to Amherst Island tomorrow.
Duration: 6 hours
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form