Friday, January 14: A morning tour in Gatineau and the southern Outaouais region in search of Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, Northern Goshawk, Winter Finches, Snow Buntings and anything and everything in between! We will visit the known wintering grounds of Golden Eagles in hopes of seeing and photographing them! We will end the tour with a short walk at Rapides Deschenes in search of over-wintering ducks and feeder birds.
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.
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. @ Depanneur Eardley. 1536 Hwy 148, Luskville, Quebec J0X 2G0.
Duration: 4 hours.
Cost: $70 per person (HST-included). I do not have a preference when it comes to payment type; I accept e-transfer, cash and cheque.
Register for this tour using the provided sign-up form