Southern Outaouais

Thursday, January 30: This morning we will be exploring the southwestern Outaouais region in Quebec. We will search for a wide-array of bird species, from Snow Buntings in open farmland settings, to Golden Eagles perched along the Eardley escarpment. Winter finches, such as Red Crossbills, White-winged Crossbills and Pine Siskins will very likely be encountered throughout boreal forest sections of our tour. Northern birds of prey, such as Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Goshawk and Great Gray Owl might also be encountered by carefully cruising roads throughout their suitable hunting and wintering habitat!

Outing notes: Please be sure to check the weather forecast for Luskville, Quebec several days out from the trip to help in your decision about what clothing to wear. Please be sure to pack gloves and a toque, snacks, hand and foot warmers, a warm beverage of your choice, some liquids, sunscreen, and please wear winter boots.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: We will enjoy a basic sit-down lunch at a local establishment.

Activity Rating: 1/5. For a description of the Activity Scale, please click here.

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 9:00 AM at the McDonald’s located at 213 Chemin d’Aylmer, Gatineau, QC J9H 1A3.

Carpooling: Carpooling in the lead vehicle is available upon request.

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 per person (HST-included). $50.00 per person for those carpooling to-and-from Gatineau in the lead vehicle for the trip.

Duration: 4.5 hours in duration.

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Spaces remaining: 5