Winter birding in Ottawa

Saturday, February 9: 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 Shirleys Bay/Hilda Road feeders to look for woodpeckers, waxwings and redpolls, among others. Next up, we’re off to Britannia Point, 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 goldeneyes and other ducks will be searched for.

Outing notes: Please be sure to pack snacks, a warm beverage of your choice, some liquids, sunscreen, windbreaker, comfortable clothing, comfortable and insulated hiking boots, and so on. Please also pack ice grippers for your footwear, if you have them. Consider dressing in layers, with your base layer thermal (keeps the chill out).

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 MacEwen Gas Station at the corner of Fallowfield Road and Moodie Drive.

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 (HST-included)

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

Registration for this event is now closed.