Spring birding in Ottawa

Friday, May 3: This morning we will enjoy some spring birding in the National Capital Region! We will begin our day by birding Richmond Sewage Lagoons in search of warblers, swallows, sparrows, finches, ducks, Blue-headed Vireos, Hermit Thrushes, Rusty Blackbirds and much more. We will then bird our way to the Twin Elm “floodplain” where we are likely to see several species of shorebird and ducks, such as Blue-winged Teal. Then, it’s off to Trail Road/Moodie Drive Quarry, where we will study ducks, gulls, hawks and more. We will finish off our morning by birding Jack Pine Nature Trail, where we will stroll the trails, carefully 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: N/A

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

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 9:00 AM at the Tim Hortons in Richmond

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


Additional Information 

Guide to Spring Arrivals

Bird Nerd’s Guide to Spring Arrivals