Tuesday, March 16: Waterfowl, eagles and finches and much much more await us at Rapides Deschenes and the Eardley Escarpment! Golden Eagles spend their winters along the escarpment, as do Bald Eagles. We may glimpse other predator birds while cruising along, such as Northern Goshawk. “Winter Finches” will be seen at Rapides Deschenes, as well as collecting gravel from the roads in the escarpment. This morning is also about being open to surprises, whenever they come. At this time of year, we may also locate a Northern Hawk Owl or Great Gray. Anything is possible. Let’s get out and enjoy some vast snowy expanses and awesome winter birds together 🙂
What to pack: Please dress for the season, and be sure to take a look at the forecast for the region in which we will be birding a few days out from the tour. Please pack a cooler with the food and drink of your choice. Pack your optical and photographical equipment, as well as your field guides should you wish to consult them during the tour. During winter, it’s a good idea to pack extra socks, and both hand and foot warmers. Although they are not mandatory, I recommend packing a mask for whenever we might be birding in tight spaces.
eBird Checklists: I will take care of all of the checklists for the day, and share them with you when the tour is complete. Your eBird statistics will automatically update when you accept the checklist. If you are not an eBird user, that is perfectly fine; I will email the checklists when I arrive home. You’ll be able to browse through the sightings list without having to be an eBird user.
Washrooms: I will do my best to schedule a washroom break every 90-120 minutes. However, clients can, at any time, use the great outdoors as a rest stop, too!
Meet-up time and location: 8:30 AM at Rapides Deschenes, located at the very south end of Chemin Vanier, in Aylmer, QC.
Duration: 4 hours.
Cost: $65.00 per person (HST-included). I do not have a preference when it comes to payment type; I accept e-transfer, cash and cheque.
Register for this outing using the provided sign-up form
Spaces remaining: 3