Saturday, August 7: A full day outing to beautiful Algonquin Park in search of early-fall migrants and large numbers of local breeders/family groups. Pre-peak fall migration for songbirds results in swelling of numbers in large forest tracts; a very busy and “birdy” time of year for forest birders! We will hike various trails throughout the day in search of a great variety of bird species.
Outing notes: 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. Please note that a day use fee applies for non Ontario Parks pass holders. Please note that as of this summer you must book a day pass to the park using Ontario Parks’ electronic registration system on their website.
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: 9:00 a.m. at East Gate entrance to Algonquin Park.
Duration: 8 hours.
Cost: $125 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.