Tuesday, April 24: All sorts of migrants are likely to be present along the trail today, including Eastern Towhee. Fox Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows should be present in good numbers. Ruby-crowned Kinglet’s will be “scratching disks” as they sing their awesome DJ songs. Rusty Blackbirds and Hermit Thrush are likely to be seen in dank areas. Blue-headed Vireo may also be encountered this morning. We will finish the tour birding the boat launch area of Shirleys Bay as well as Hilda feeders.
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. Please pack some snacks, plenty of water, lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen, and favoured field guides.
Lunch & Dinner: A sit-down lunch at Ralph & Sons Diner will be scheduled for after the tour.
Activity Scale: 2.5-3/5. We will be birding by foot today. Footing may be slippery/wet along the trail. Walking distance is approximately 4 km over a span of 3 hours. The final hour will be spent birding around the Shirleys Bay boat launch area and Hilda Feeders.
Meet at 8:30 AM at Beryl Gaffney Park off of Grandview Road.
Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to ‘Eastern Ontario Birding.’
Duration: 4 hours
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form