Tuesday, June 13: During today’s tour we will seek to find a lovely array of southern Frontenac Arch breeding birds such as: Cerulean Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow-billed & Black-billed cuckoos, Red-shouldered Hawk, Barred Owl and much more! Incidental animals of all kinds are usually traditionally found during Frontenac Arch tours, such as frogs, turtles, snakes, insects, and more. This tour coincides with peak trillium blossom season, as well; both red and white trilliums can be found in remarkable abundance at some of the sites we will be visiting! All in all, the southern Frontenac Arch is eastern Ontario’s “wildlife garden.”
Guarantees: With birds, there are never guarantees, I’m afraid. The good news is you’ll have a professional guide at the helm with many years of experience searching for and identifying birds. 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 also pack your spotting scope, if you have one. Clients will also be able to view through my spotting scope and study shorebirds during this tour.
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: The Great Outdoors will provide our one and only washroom option during this tour! There are some quieter trails/areas that I traditionally recommend for washroom breaks.
Activity rating: 1/5. We will be birding by vehicle today, making many short (~10 min) stops along two roads: Canoe Lake and James Wilson.
Meet-up time and location: 7:30 a.m. at the Westport Royal Canadian Legion Branch 542, located at 10099 County Rd. 10, Westport, ON K0G 1X0.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Cost: $60 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