Saturday, November 24: A half-day outing in search of “tundra” birds east of Ottawa, from the Casselman area east to St. Isidore. Some of our targets today include numbers of Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, Horned Lark, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Snowy Owl, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle and Rough-legged Hawk. In fact, even a Gyrfalcon is possible today! If Sandhill Cranes are lingering in the Navan area, we will endeavour to see them on our way back into Ottawa.
Outing notes: Please be sure to pack snacks, a warm beverage of your choice, some liquids, electrolyte mix, sunscreen, windbreaker, layered clothing, comfortable and insulated hiking shoes, and so on. Consider wearing a thermal underlayer. It’s a good idea to pack winter gloves, a scarf/neck warmer and a toque, as well. I will pack extra ‘winter gear’ in case it’s needed.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: A sit-down lunch at the Casselman Restaurant is possible after the tour. We’ll decide during the trip!
Activity Scale: 1/5
Meet at 8:30 AM at the McDonald’s in Casselman
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: email@example.com
Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use firstname.lastname@example.org 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