Warblers in Ottawa

Sunday, May 19: The third week of May coincides with peak warbler migration in the National Capital Region. Believe it or not, but over 20 species of warbler can be seen at a single birding locale at this time! Peak warbler migration coincides with peak migration of many other colourful & beautiful Passerines, as well, such as Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, and Indigo Buntings among countless others. We will begin our morning at Mud Lake and finish by birding by foot along dirt roads in the Shirleys Bay area. Though we will, of course, enjoy all of the birds we encounter, today’s focus is on photographing, studying and enjoying warblers 🙂

Outing notes: Dress light and seasonal, and consider wearing quick-dry clothing, as well. Please consider packing rubber boots and rainwear, extra socks, insect repellent, mosquito head net/jacket, plenty of water, electrolyte mix (I will supply this, as well), coffee/tea, nutritious snacks, and sunscreen. It’s also a good idea to check the weather forecast for the region in which we will be birding to help you decide on what to wear for the trip!

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

Activity Scale: 2/5. For a description of the Activity Scale, please click here.

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at the boat launch parking lot of Shirleys Bay at 8:00 AM.

Carpooling: Carpooling in the lead vehicle is available upon request. Additionally, I am happy to make carpooling arrangements for you.

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 Eastern Ontario Birding.

Cost: $40.00 per person (HST-included).

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Spaces remaining: 3