The Forest Birds of the Pakenham Highlands

Tuesday, June 14: Today, we will explore various birding sites in the Pakenham Highlands. This area is rich in species diversity, reflecting an abundance typically confined to the Rideau Lakes/South Frontenac Arch birding area. We will search for a lovely variety of forest birds, including both species of cuckoo, four species of vireo, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Towhee, Barred Owl, Red-shouldered Hawk and 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: We will be birding along quiet backroads in the Frontenac Arch. Clients will have to use the “great outdoors” for their restroom breaks, as no proper facilities will be available.

Meet-up time and location: 7:30 a.m. at Five Span Bridge Park in Pakenham.

Duration: 6 hours.

Cost: $110 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 outing by using this sign-up form

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