Sunday, May 20: A morning spent searching for, and studying, sparrows at one of the best sparrow sites in the Greater Ottawa Area. Grasshopper, Clay-colored and Vesper are the “big three” specialty sparrows we will search for. Incidentals such as Black-billed Cuckoos, Alder Flycatchers and even Merlin are possible here. Last year, we had a great go at this site, tallying 10 species of sparrow and seeing an adult Northern Goshawk flying with prey in its talons! We will finish the tour off with a stop at the Almonte Sewage Lagoons.
Outing notes: Here are some ideas of what to pack and what to wear during this field outing. Rubber Boots, as well as sturdy, waterproof footwear, is recommended. Please also pack rubber boots! Please pack insect repellent, some snacks, plenty of water, lens cloth, lip balm, sunscreen, and favoured field guides.
Lunch & Dinner: I am open to having lunch (and ice cream dessert) in Almonte after the tour is complete 🙂
Activity Scale: 2.5/5. We will be hiking on flat terrain all morning, moving slowly and stopping often to study and photograph sparrows.
Meet at 8:00 AM along Burnt Lands Road, 200-400 m NW of March Road: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/1616-1750+Burnt+Lands+Rd,+Carp,+ON+K0A+1L0firstname.lastname@example.org,-76.1467329,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4cd21b2fc69bbc51:0x81dec80b821aab90!2sBurnt+Lands+Provincial+Park,+Almonte,+ON+K0A+1A0!3b1!8m2!3d45.2614239!4d-76.149998!3m4!1s0x4cd21b3742e89ecb:0xfc6d470f53e9e7a!8m2!3d45.2642219!4d-76.1445389
Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use email@example.com as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to ‘Eastern Ontario Birding.’
Duration: 4.5 hours
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form