Saturday, March 7: Today, we will be birding Wolfe Island in search of a wide assortment of Birds of Prey! In the open fields, we may encounter a Gyrfalcon, Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles and more. We will also search for Short-eared Owls as they liven from the roost sites later in the day and begin to hunt mice and voles. Before we head home, we will visit Invista Lagoon and Cataraqui Bay in search of all sorts of wintering waterfowl.
Outing notes: It’s 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. Check “Kingston” the day before, for the latest weather update. 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: Please pack snacks and drinks today. We will enjoy a sit-down lunch while birding on Wolfe Island.
Activity Rating: 1/5. For a description of the Activity Scale, please click here.
Meet at the Highway 416/Bankfield Road carpool lot at 6:30 AM or between 8:30 and 8:45 AM to catch the 9:00 AM ferry over to Wolfe Island. The Kingston Ferry Terminal location is here.
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 email@example.com as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, you can make it out to Eastern Ontario Birding.
Cost: $80.00 (HST-included) per person & $90.00 for those carpooling from Ottawa in the lead vehicle.
Duration: We meet at 9:00 AM and the tour will be wrapped up by 5:30-6:00 PM.
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form