Saturday, January 8: A chance to start your New Year/New Bird List off in Bird Nerd style by spending the day in world-renowned Algonquin Provincial Park. We will search for all sorts of boreal bird species including Canada Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse and winter finches. Pine Marten and Moose will also be searched for. We will spend time enjoying the bird action at Algonquin’s renowned winter bird feeder, where we will endeavour to see and photograph a lovely collection of winter finches.
What to pack: Ice Grippers are mandatory items to pack during winter tours. 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 fee applies for use of Algonquin Park. When purchasing your online pass, please choose the Algonquin Park–Highway 60 Corridor for booking.
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 Algonquin Park’s East Gate entrance.
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.
Registration is now closed.