Thursday, May 31: Today we will bird from the Cobden “Prairie Plain” to the edge of the boreal forest, along Barron Canyon Road. Birders will have a nice taste of grassland birds, including Grasshopper Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Upland Sandpiper, Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark as well as boreal species, such as Olive-sided Flycatcher. In the transitional forest area ‘in between’ the two ecotypes, participants will enjoy an untainted (by Blue-winged Warbler) colony of Golden-winged Warblers as well as more Chestnut-sided Warblers than they can count. Many incidentals are expected today, even more-sought-after ones, such as Canada Warbler, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting and Black-billed Cuckoo. A full day of birding Renfrew County awaits!
Outing notes: Here are some ideas of what to pack and what to wear during this field outing. Sturdy, waterproof footwear is recommended. Please pack insect repellent, 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. I am open to having dinner as a group after the tour!
Activity Scale: 2/5. Some walking but mostly birding by vehicle today.
Meet at 8:00 AM at the Veteran’s Society Park in Cobden: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Veteran’s+Society+Park+And+Campgroundfirstname.lastname@example.org,-76.8801486,16.5z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4cd168c60e928e89:0x8d30ceaf32c18fab!2sCobden,+ON!3b1!8m2!3d45.6273519!4d-76.8823605!3m4!1s0x4cd168c8cd8507b9:0xfd7a815e26841d53!8m2!3d45.6291526!4d-76.8795086
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: 8.5 hours
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form