Winter Birding in Ottawa

Saturday, February 23rd: A half-day winter birding trip, birding various locales throughout Ottawa in search of exciting wintering birds. We will visit Trail Road/Moodie Drive Quarry to look for hawks, gulls and sparrows then head to the Goulbourn/Stittsville area in search of Gray Partridges. Next up, we are off to Shirleys Bay/Hilda Road feeders to look for woodpeckers, waxwings and redpolls, among others. Britannia Point follows, where we will hopefully spot one of the continuing Gyrfalcons resting on the ice. Additionally, we will sift through the roosting ducks in search of rarer diamonds in the Mallard rough. We are then on to Bate Island, where both species of goldeneye and other ducks will be searched for.

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!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: I will schedule in a short rest stop for coffee, snacks and washrooms about 90 minutes into the tour.

Activity Scale: 2/5

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 9:00 AM at the 416 Carpool Lot at Bankfield/William McEwen.

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 (HST-included)

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Spaces remaining: 4