Tuesday, June 8: This morning, we will be exploring the sparrow-filled alvar setting that is Burnt Lands Provincial Park. Over the years, this tour has produced 10+ species of sparrow! Regionally rare breeders occur here, such as Clay-colored and Grasshopper sparrow. Black-billed Cuckoo and Upland Sandpiper, along with Northern Goshawk, have also made surprise appearances over the years. After our stroll around the alvar, we will head to Almonte Sewage Lagoons, where we will bird for shorebirds and waterfowl, among others.
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 photographic equipment, as well as your field guides should you wish to consult them during the tour. 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: Burnt Lands Road at 8:00 a.m,
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.
Registration for this event is now closed.