Saturday, April 15: Today, we will hiking a nice selection of beautiful trails in search of Spruce Grouse, “Northern” (American Three-toed and Black-backed) woodpeckers, Boreal Chickadee, Canada Jay, “winter finches” and early-season spring migrants. On the mammal front, we will keep our eyes peeled for Moose, Beaver, River Otter, Pine Marten and more!
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 note that ice grippers/crampons are mandatory items to pack with you during winter tours. 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. An Ontario Park 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 schedule a washroom break every 90-120 min.
Activity rating: 3/5. We will be visiting a nice selection of hiking trails and walking approx. 7-8 km throughout the day.
Meet-up time and location: 9:00 a.m. at the East Gate 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.
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