Shirleys Bay & Andrew Haydon Park

Thursday, September 20: A morning outing spent enjoying the great variety of fall migrants typically observed at this site. With the low river level this fall, mudflats are present, meaning many shorebird species are possible this morning. We should also expect a nice assortment of ducks, herons, warblers, vireos, flycatchers and more.

Outing notesOuting notes: To access the dyke at Shirleys Bay, you must be an OFNC member. You must also be on the OFNC membership list which was given to the DND. 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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: I am open to organizing a sit-down lunch at Ralph & Sons Diner after the tour.

Activity Scale: 2/5

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 8:30 AM at Shirleys Bay public boat launch, located at the north end of Rifle Road.

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: eontbird@gmail.com

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

Cost: $40.00 (HST included)

Duration: 4-4.5 hours.

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form