Frontenac Arch Birding

Saturday, August 18: Today we will be aiming to enjoy large numbers of dispersed local breeding birds, as well as fall migrants throughout the beautiful backcountry setting that is Frontenac Provincial Park. We will be hiking a portion of several trails today, with a total hike distance estimated at 8 km. Upon leaving the park, we will enjoy some Frontenac Arch birding as we drive along some “new” birding roads in the region.

Outing notes: Today’s tour is best suited to those interested in long hikes. Please be sure to pack snacks, plenty of liquids, electrolyte mix, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable and breathable clothing, comfortable hiking shoes, and so on. Note that I will be packing electrolyte mix for the group should you wish to sprinkle some into your water bottle. Please pack your Ontario Parks pass if you have one. For those without a pass, the cost to visit the park is approximately $15.00.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Please pack a lunch for today’s tour.

Activity Scale: 4/5

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 8:00 AM at the Carpool Lot located along Richmond Road, where it intersects with Highway 15. This lot is located just outside of Franktown.

Carpooling: I can drive clients to-and-from Ottawa for this tour. I am also happy to arrange carpooling for you. Please be in touch by email:

Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, you can make it out to either ‘Jon Ruddy’ or ‘Eastern Ontario Birding.’

Cost: $75.00 (HST included)

Duration: 8-8.5 hours

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form