Amherst Island & Kingston

Saturday, March 2: Today, we will search for Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Owls. The meadow voles “outbreak” on Amherst Island has attracted hundreds of birds of prey to the island. We will be cruising open country as well as hike Owl Woods in search of roosting owls.  It’s possible that we may bird the entire day on Amherst. If we have time, we will bird Invista Pond and the Cataraqui Bay on our way back home after our birding on Amherst Island.

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: Please pack a field lunch for today’s tour. For those interested, I am open to organizing a sit-down dinner in Kingston after the trip is complete.

Activity Scale: 3/5. For a description of the Activity Scale, please click here.

Accommodations: N/A

Meet between 9:00 and 9:15 AM at the Millhaven Ferry Terminal to catch the 9:30 AM ferry over to Amherst Island. We will be taking the 5:00 PM return ferry over to the mainland.

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 either ‘Jon Ruddy’ or ‘Eastern Ontario Birding.’

Cost: $75.00 (HST included)

Duration: 8.5 – 9 hours

Registration for this outing is now closed.

Results from the latest tour to Amherst Island

Amherst Island & Kingston