Peak spring migration in Ottawa

Tuesday, May 21: The third-to-the-fourth 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! Late-May is the best time of year to see late-season warblers, such as Mourning, Canada and Wilson’s. 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.

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 8:30 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 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: 4