Algonquin Park

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Timeframe: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Weather: Good conditions for birding. Partial clouds with sunny periods throughout the day. Daytime high of approximately -8 Celsius. Moderate wind in AM; light breeze in PM.

Outing Snippet

Although Algonquin Park provided a quiet and relatively slow birding scene, the conditions and the scenery made for a lovely day out in the field! We enjoyed views of winter finches visiting the VC feeders, including Pine Grosbeaks and two subspecies of redpolls: “Greater” Common Redpoll, hailing from the very far north (including Greenland) along with a small number of “Southern” Common Redpolls, which breed throughout the northern extent of the boreal forest, north into the Hudson Bay Lowlands. We had great views of Pine Martens, including a small and curious youngin’ investigating the food pile at the winter parking area along Opeongo Road. We birded our way east, checking out the Cobden “prairie” for Snowy Owls (we ended up seeing three)! On our way back to Ottawa, we birded the Carp area at dusk. Our final bird of the day was a Great Horned Owl perched atop a snag at sundown. What a beautiful view 🙂

eBird Checklists

Highway 60 (North Algona/Wilberforce):

Algonquin Park — East Gate:

Algonquin Park — Visitor Centre:

Algonquin Park — Opeongo Road:

Algonquin Park — Mew Lake Campground:

Algonquin Park — Visitor Centre:

Algonquin Park — Spruce Bog Boardwalk:

Cobden — Ross Road Marsh:

Cobden — Highway 17:

Carp — Marchurst Road:

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Saturday, February 16Algonquin Park