Wolfe Island & Kingston’s Inner Harbour

Saturday, November 27: A full day late-Fall outing to Wolfe Island and Kingston’s Inner Harbour in search of a wide variety of fall birds. Snowy and Short-eared Owls, hawks, eagles, ducks, Tundra Swans, gulls, late shorebirds, and tundra songbirds (such as Snow Bunting and Lapland Longspur) can be found on Wolfe Island at this time. Huge roosts of Aythya ducks are a Wolfe Island specialty; large numbers (5-10 thousand birds!) of Redhead and Greater Scaup, in particular, can be found in the bays. Kingston’s Inner Bay always has some neat birds, and we’ll check from a few classic vantages to see what’s on the water.

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 Kingston Ferry Terminal to catch the 9:00 a.m. ferry over to the island. We will catch the 4:30 p.m. return ferry back to Kingston.

Duration: 8 hours.

Cost: $135 per person (HST-included). I do not have a preference when it comes to payment type; I accept e-transfer, cash and cheque.

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