Wednesday, August 3: Late-summer/early “Fall” birding in the Pakenham Highlands. At this time of year, mixed-species flocks begin to occur in large tracts of mixed woods. Additionally, family groups of birds are moving about (post-natal dispersal) in search of food. It’s a great time of year to wander the woods! We will endeavour to see swallows, terns, flycatchers, warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings 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: I will schedule a washroom break every 90-120 minutes.
Meet-up time and location: 8:30 a.m. at Pakenham’s Five Span Bridge park.
Duration: 5 hours.
Walking Rating: 3/5 (moderate hiking on undulating terrain throughout the duration of the tour).
Cost: $95 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