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NEW service: Field-birding Webinars

Online field-birding webinars with Eastern Ontario Birding!

I am excited to unveil this new and exciting service; EOB’s online field-birding webinars! Over a series of webinars, I will provide field-birding insights, facilitate ID discussion of difficult bird groups such as shorebirds, overview where-and-when to see certain birds, optical equipment and birding techniques, and discuss birding site Q’s and recommendations. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow in your field-birding knowledge. I encourage you to take notes and ask as many Q’s as possible during our time together. The length of each webinar will be approximately one hour. Please stay tuned for further details!

Please visit my Birding Webinars page for more details.

Good birding,

Jon

Peak songbird migration in Ottawa

Tuesday, August 25: Today, we will enjoy peak fall songbird migration in Ottawa. Post-breeding dispersal will have taken place, meaning there will be an impressive scattering of bird varieties throughout, mingling with thousands of fall migrants from points further north. At this time of year, over 20 species of warblers can be observed in Ottawa. Peak warbler migration coincides with peak flycatcher, vireo, tanager and shorebird migration! This is a great time to get out and get birding in the National Capital Region.

What to pack: Please pack a cooler with your lunch, snacks and. Please also pack a mask, hand sanitizer/sanitizing wipes, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and a fold-up chair. Though optional, I recommend that participants wear their masks if we are a group of five.

Washrooms: Washroom facilities will be available throughout the tour. I will schedule washroom breaks every 90 minutes.

Meet-up time and location: Meet at 7:30 AM along Cassels Street near the entrance to Mud Lake.

Duration: 4-4.5 hours.

Cost: $65.00 per person

Registration for this event is now closed.

How to reach me for identification help & general inquiries

Moving forward, please email me your inquiries and identification quiuires. I receive birding notes, identification requests and inquiries by texts and also Facebook messages (to my personal, Jon Ruddy account; not my business one) and I find it confusing trying to keep track of things. Please help in keeping everything funnelled into my eontbird@gmail.com inbox. Continue reading How to reach me for identification help & general inquiries