Black-backed Woodpeckers & Red Crossbills

Sunday, January 28: This morning we will visit sites in Frontenac and Lennox & Addington counties, beginning our tour north of Sharbot Lake, ending about 10 km E of Madoc. 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, or Red Crossbills 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 water, a lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen, and favoured field guides. Please dress warmly and wear layered clothing.

Lunch: I am happy to schedule a sit-down brunch/lunch for the group at The Maples in Sharbot Lake.

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

Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to ‘Eastern Ontario Birding.’

Cost: $40.00

Duration: 4 hours

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form