Saturday, April 28: Today, we will bird along Canoe Lake Road, from just SW of Westport to Bedford Road. We will bird inside of Frontenac Park, as well. An incredible array of migrants are likely to be seen and heard today. We are birding in prime Red-shouldered Hawk habitat, so be sure to ready your cameras for displaying birds calling and flying overhead. Our primary target of the day will be Louisiana Waterthrush, and I will be setting aside a reasonable amount of time for study and photography. Please note that playback will not be used to entice this Species at Risk into responding. We will arrive at a few suitable sites and linger, hoping for a look at this unique breeding bird. Each participant will receive a print-out containing neat facts about Louisiana Waterthrush here in eastern Ontario.
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 outing is rated at a 3/5. We will be birding by vehicle most of the morning. After our morning, we will hike in Frontenac Park. Our hike will likely be 2 km in and 2 km out.
Meet at 6:30 AM at TBD. We are getting started early in the day, to maximize our chances of hearing a variety of birds in song, including Louisiana Waterthrush.
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: 8 hours
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