Sandhill Cranes and more in Renfrew County

Tuesday, December 6: This morning, we will explore the Westmeath area in search of Sandhill Cranes and other fall migrants. Upwards of over one thousand Sandhill Cranes roost in the Whitewater Region of Renfrew County each fall/early winter! Observing the large flocks of cranes is truly a spectacle of Nature. Other birds of special interest (well, aren’t they all interesting!?) are: Golden Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Snowy Owl, Northern Goshawk, Lapland Longspur, Horned Lark and more.

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: Please use the washrooms at the Shell Gas Station in Cobden, or, at the Beachburg restaurant before the tour. There will be no washroom break during the tour itself.

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

Meet-up time and location: 9:00 a.m. at Beachburg restaurant parking lot. We can get a coffee before we head out, as well.

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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