Friday, October 29: During today’s outing, we will be enjoying the sights and sounds of hundreds of Sandhill Cranes at their traditional roosting sites in Renfrew County. Plenty of time will be spent photographing and scoping the cranes as they frolic and forage. We will spend time searching for all sorts of other birds, too, including hawks, falcons, eagles, ducks, loons, grebes, geese, sparrows, pipits, buntings and much more.
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: 8:30 a.m. at the Shell Gas Station in Cobden.
Duration: 6 hours.
Cost: $100 per person (HST-included). I do not have a preference when it comes to payment type; I accept e-transfer, cash and cheque.
Participant cap: 8
Register for this tour using the provided sign-up form