Algonquin Provincial Park

Sunday, October 17: A full day at the world famous Algonquin Provincial Park. We will search for Boreal birds such as Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse and Canada Jay, and search for fall migrants of all kinds, as well. “Winter Finches” might be seen and heard today, too. Mammals such as Moose may be observed. The fall colours will still be on fine display, so we’ll be sure to enjoy those while we are out!

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 a day’s worth of food and drink, of your choice. Packing your own lunch is a good idea at this season, as the line ups are very long in the Visitor Centre. 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. You will need to book your day pass to this park using Ontario Parks’ online registration system.

Walking/Hiking: Today we will be hiking some of Mizzy Lake Trail, as well as some of several other trails. The total walking for our day will be 8 – 10 k.m. on relatively flat and even ground; no strenuous hikes are planned.

AccommodationsSome participants will be driving up the day-of and some may choose to stay in a motel the night before the tour. You must find and book your own accommodations for this tour. Check for sites in Barry’s Bay, Whitney and Hunstville.

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 the East Gate entrance to the park.

Duration: 7 hours.

Cost: $120 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

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