Saturday, February 16th: A full day birdwatching throughout beautiful Algonquin Park! Our boreal targets include Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Common Redpoll, Hoary Redpoll, Evening Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak and Black-backed Woodpecker. Boreal mammals are also possible today, including roadside, salt-loving Moose and Pine Martens climbing from tree to tree 🙂
Outing notes: Dress in seasonal and comfortable clothing, and consider wearing layers, as well. Please consider packing winter boots, ice grippers (if you own them), hand & foot warmers, extra socks, coffee/tea, snacks, water, 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! Please pack your Ontario Parks pass if you have one. For those purchasing a day pass, the cost is approximately $15.00.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: We will enjoy a sit-down lunch at the Visitor’s Centre. Please note that you must purchase your lunch if you’re using the cafeteria’s facilities. Dinner after the tour is up to the group; we’ll decide the day of the trip!
Activity Scale: 2/5
Accommodations: Birders may find it more convenient to stay at the East Gate Motel in Whitney the night before the tour. Please note that you must book your accommodations yourself.
Meet on Saturday morning at the East Gate entrance to Algonquin Provincial Park at 9:00 AM.
Carpooling: I can drive clients to-and-from Ottawa for this tour. I am also happy to arrange your carpooling for you. Additionally, we may leave cars in the East Gate parking lot, free of charge. Please be in touch by email if you’re interested in carpooling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use email@example.com as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, you can make it out to Eastern Ontario Birding.
Cost: $75.00 (HST-included).
Duration: 8-8.5 hours of birding.
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form
Spaces remaining: 3