Thursday, April 30: A morning spent cruising scenic, sparrow-laden backroads throughout Montague Township and Lanark County. We should expect to see and hear a great collection of sparrows today, including Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee and more. This region is excellent for all sorts of birds, including warblers, Blue-headed Vireos, Upland Sandpipers, Virginia Rails, Broad-winged Hawks, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Brown Thrashers, Wilson’s Snipes, American Bitterns, swallows and more.
Outing notes: Dress in seasonal and comfortable clothing, and consider wearing layers, as well. Please consider packing rubber boots (preferably an insulated pair), 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: After the tour is wrapped up, I would be happy to arrange a sit-down lunch at the Old Mill at Ashton 🙂
Activity Scale: 1/5. For a description of the Activity Scale, please click here.
Meet at the Tim Horton’s in Richmond at 8:30 AM.
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). $50.00 per person for those carpooling to-and-from Ottawa in the lead vehicle for the trip.
Duration: 4.5 hours
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form