Napanee Limestone Plain IBA

Friday, May 31: A half-day birding excursion spent exploring beautiful & bird-species-rich Napanee Limestone Plain Important Birding Area (IBA). We will spend a decent amount of time enjoying backroad birding for warblers and sparrows, as well as birdwatching in nearby marshes, such as Camden Lake Provincial Wildlife Area and Moscow Marsh. We have many target species for the day in this area, including Loggerhead Shrike, Least Bittern, Black Tern, Upland Sandpiper, Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, Blue-winged Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Willow Flycatcher, Clay-colored Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow and, of course, much more! Our pace today will be nice and slow as we thoroughly cover some excellent birding habitat in search of some of eastern Ontario’s most widely-appreciated breeding birds 🙂

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: Further details closer to the date of the tour.

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

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 8:30 AM at the McDonald’s in Napanee, located at 475 Centre St N, Napanee, ON K7R 3S4

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: 4.5 hours.

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Registration deadline: Thursday, May 30th at 5:00 PM

Spaces remaining: 9