Waterfowl along the St. Lawrence

Sunday, October 21: This morning we will bird the waterways and some of the woodlots throughout the Upper Canada Region of the St. Lawrence River. We will bird sites such as Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Crysler Park Marina, Ault Island, Farran Bay Park, Long Sault Parkway, Hoople Creek and Guindon Park. The waterfowl scene will likely be quite good today, with a superb number of dabbling ducks expected by this date. Along the Long Sault Parkway, we should expect an excellent study of teal, both species of wigeon, Gadwall, black ducks, Mallards and much more. In the deeper waters, large numbers of Common Loons along with diving ducks and grebes, are likely to be observed.

Outing notes: 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. A St. Lawrence Parks Commission Day Pass must be purchased for this event; the day pass costs approximately $7.00. We will visit the central registration area and buy our passes when we first arrive.

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

Activity Scale: 1/5

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 9:00 AM at the McDonald’s in Morrisburg.

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