Black-backed Woodpeckers

Friday, January 19: This morning we will sites in Frontenac County, north of Sharbot Lake. Black-backed Woodpecker, Red Crossbill and possibly even American Three-toed Woodpecker are our targets for the day. Other incidentals include Northern Shrike, Ruffed Grouse and possibly even Northern Goshawk (good habitat here). If/when either of our “northern” woodpeckers are found, plenty of time for study and photography will be permitted; they are our targets for the day!

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, seed for birds if you wish to feed them, plenty of water, lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen, and favoured field guides. Please dress warmly and wear layered clothing.

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 at 9:00 AM at the General Store in Sharbot Lake, right off Highway 7:,-76.681162,252m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4cd2541fafde82fb:0x6a0467f6e108477b!2sArdoch+Rd,+Ontario!3b1!8m2!3d44.8660607!4d-76.7939738!3m4!1s0x4cd2f66b0acabdcb:0x4b3d237cfda8ad60!8m2!3d44.7983569!4d-76.6794386

Carpooling: Is available. Please be in touch

Method of payment: Cash or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to ‘Jon Ruddy’

Cost: $40.00

Duration: 4 hours

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form