Birding weekend in Kingston

Sat/Sun April 14-15: A weekend spent enjoying spring migration at some of eastern Ontario’s foremost migration sites. We will bird sites inland, including Invista Lagoons/Cataraqui Bay, Portsmouth Harbour, Cataraqui River and so on. We will bird Amherst Island and Wolfe Island, as well. A vast array of birds are likely to be seen this weekend, with a wonderful mixture of winter birds and spring migrants expected. The first migrant warblers, Pine and Yellow-rumped, are possible this weekend (among countless other beautiful spring birds). Please see EOB’s Guide to Spring Arrivals for further details:

Outing notes: Here are some ideas of what to pack and what to wear during this field outing. Waterproof footwear is recommended, and rain jacket/rain pants are also good items to have on-hand during spring birding outings. Pack rubber boots as well, as the trails may be quite wet at this time. Please pack some snacks, plenty of water, lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen, and favoured field guides.

Lunch & Dinner: TBD

Activity Scale: I rate the weekend as a whole at a 3-3.5/5. We will be birding both by car and by foot throughout the weekend. On Sunday, several longer walks will be scheduled, including a walk at Martin Edwards Reserve (3-4 km) and Owl Woods (2-3 km) during the same day. Most other walks throughout the weekend will be quite a bit shorter in order to balance the energy output scale of the weekend.

Accommodations: We will be staying at the Comfort Inn on Saturday evening, located at 55 Warne Crescent.  You must book your own accommodations. Website:

Meet at Kingston ferry terminal on Saturday, between 9:00-9:15 AM to catch the 9:30 AM ferry over to Wolfe Island.

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: $140.00

Duration: Approximately 9 hours of birding each day

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form