Thursday, March 26: It’s Owl Prowl season! Tonight, we will endeavour to hear Barred, Great Horned, Northern Saw-whet and even Long-eared Owl. We will first aim to see and hear American Woodcocks displaying in the Shirleys Bay area. Then, we will head south, past Richmond, and conduct an owl prowl throughout known owl haunts. Playback will be used to entice owls into vocalizing. Please note that flash photography is prohibited on this outing.
Outing notes: Here are some ideas of what to pack and what to wear during this field outing. Flashlight, rubber boots, waterproof footwear, and also your rain jacket/rain pants just in case it rains. Please pack some snacks, a warm beverage, water, lens cloth, lip balm, and favoured field guides.
Activity Scale: 1-5. We will mostly bird from our vehicles, but we may also bird by foot (a short hike) if the conditions are right for American Woodcock displays, aka, “sky dances.”
Meet at 7:00 PM at Dick Bell Park, SW parking lot. I would like to leave the parking area by 7:10 PM. Our first stop is a 5 min drive away. We will be hiking about 800 meters along a trail, so please wear your rubber boots/waterproof footwear for this portion of the tour.
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: $40.00 per person (HST-included). $45.00 per person for those carpooling to-and-from Dick Bell Park in the lead vehicle for the trip.
Duration: 4 hours in duration.
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form