Saturday, June 24: During today’s tour we will seek to find a lovely array of southern Frontenac Arch breeding birds such as: Cerulean Warbler, 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, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders and much more. All in all, the southern Frontenac Arch is eastern Ontario’s “wildlife garden,” and Murphys Point Provincial Park is perfectly situated within it.
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. An Ontario Parks seasonal pass/day pass is needed for today’s tour. Clients must take care of their own seasonal/day pass purchase.
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 attempt to schedule a restroom break every 90-120 min during the tour. There are outhouses at various locations within the park. Otherwise, the Great Outdoors also acts as a washroom option during this tour!
Activity rating: 3/5. We will be walking approx. 6-7 km during today’s tour.
Meet-up time and location: 8:30 a.m. at Silver Queen Mine Trail parking lot.
Duration: Approximately 7 hours.
Cost: $140 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