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 Kinglets will be “scratching disks” as they sing their funky DJ songs. Rusty Blackbirds and Hermit Thrush are likely to be seen in wet areas. We may also encounter Blue-headed Vireos 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 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: 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 Barry Mullen 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
Spaces available: 3