Spring migrants in Ottawa

Sunday, April 28: This morning we will enjoy some spring birding in the National Capital Region! We will begin our day by birding Britannia Conservation Area/Mud Lake in search of warblers, swallows, sparrows, finches, ducks, Blue-headed Vireos, Hermit Thrushes, Rusty Blackbirds and much more. We will then bird our way west, to Andrew Haydon Park. We will finish off our morning by birding the Shirleys Bay birding area. Once at Shirleys Bay, we will stroll the dirt roads near the boat launch, careful birding forest edges and thicket habitats in search of a variety of birds.

Outing notes: Dress in seasonal and comfortable clothing, and consider wearing layers, as well. Please consider packing a windbreaker, rainwear, 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: We will enjoy a sit-down lunch at Ralph & Sons Diner once the tour is a wrap 🙂

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

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at Andrew Haydon Park, the western parking area, at 9:00 AM.

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

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Spaces remaining: 2

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Additional Information 

2018 Amherst Island & Kingston Trip Report

Guide to Spring Arrivals

Bird Nerd’s Guide to Spring Arrivals