Mer Bleue Conservation Area

Saturday, April 21: This morning we will bird Mer Bleue C.A. in search of spring migrants, especially “Yellow” Palm Warblers, which breed here. Fox Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, juncos and plenty of other migrants are likely to be encountered. After hiking at Mer Bleue, we will hit the open country in search of Sandhill Cranes, Eastern Meadowlarks and other open-country birds!

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 useful items to have on-hand during spring birding outings. Please pack some snacks, plenty of water, lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen, and favoured field guides.

Lunch & Dinner: Please pack a field lunch for today’s tour

Activity Scale: This tour sits at a 2.5/5. We will be mostly birding by foot day, covering a small amount of ground at a slow pace. We will also be birding by vehicle, as well.

Meet along Dolman Ridge Road, 100 m E of Anderson Road, at 8:40 AM (please let me know if choosing this options), or meet at 8:30 AM at the McDonald’s located at 1890 Innes Road: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/mcdonald’s+innes/@45.417621,-75.6683506,12z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cce0fadb3829391:0xbba7ffdc41b2b65f!2m2!1d-75.5983108!2d45.4176424

Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use eontbird@gmail.com 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

Spaces available: 6