Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks and more

Friday, November 25: This afternoon, we will search the vast, open “tundra” floodplain east of Ottawa, in the vicinity of Ste-Rose-de-Prescott (the area between Casselman and St. Isidore), in search of Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs, Horned Larks and more. Late afternoon birding should provide us with the best opportunity to observe crepuscular (most active at dawn and dusk active) predators, such as Snowy Owls.

Guarantees: With birds, there are never guarantees, I’m afraid. The good news is you’ll have a professional guide with many years of experience searching for and identifying birds at the helm. As always, I endeavour to make the most of each tour and the philosophy I encourage is to “take whatever the day brings.” Each day in the field is a treat to savour!

What to pack/What to know: 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. Please pack your spotting scope, if you have one.

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 about 90 min into the outing.

Activity rating: 1/5. We will be birding from the roadsides.

Meet-up time and location: 2:15 p.m. @ the Petro Canada gas station located at 5715 Ste-Catherine St, Saint Isidore, ON K0C 2B0.

Duration: 2.5 hours.

Cost: $50 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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