Saturday, January 25: Today we will be road-tripping to see owls, including taking a shot at observing, photographing and studying the long-staying Boreal Owl at RN de Pointe-Yamachiche, near Trois-Rivieres. There is also a long-staying Northern Saw-whet at this site. We will bird a few sites on the way back home; short walks, nothing strenuous or too lengthy! Montreal’s West Island has a few Saw-whets and plenty of Long-eared Owls in various locales. We will check a few sites out. Please note that with following up on bird reports, there are no guarantees, but, we will hope for the best 🙂
Outing notes: Please be sure to check the weather forecast for Trois-Rivieres, 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: Please eat your breakfast before the tour and pack snacks and drinks. We will enjoy a sit-down lunch at a local establishment.
Activity Rating: 1/5. For a description of the Activity Scale, please click here.
Meet at 8:00 AM at the McDonald’s located at 695 Rue Davidson O, Gatineau, QC J8R 2T1. Meeting at this location is not an absolute-must. If you’d like to drive to our first stop, and meet there, please be in touch and I’ll send you the coordinates!
Carpooling: Carpooling in the lead vehicle is available upon request. I have three
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: $70.00 per person (HST-included). $80.00 per person for those carpooling to-and-from Ottawa in the lead vehicle for the trip.
Duration: We will be leaving Gatineau at 8:00 AM and arriving back around 5:00 PM.
Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form
Spaces remaining: 6