Wild Goose Chase in Ottawa West

Friday, October 27: This morning, we will sift through large flocks of Canada Geese in search of a wide variety of goose species. We will also spend some time on the Ottawa River, at Andrew Haydon Park, in search of Atlantic Brant. Sifting through flocks of Canada Geese, we will keep an eye out for Greater White-fronted Geese, Cackling Geese, Snow Geese and Ross’s Goose. Perhaps we may even observe a very rare goose species, such as Pink-footed or Barnacle! We will certainly search carefully, and take whatever the day has to offer.

Guarantees: With birds, there are never guarantees, but 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 will endeavour to make the most of each tour, and the philosophy I encourage is to “take whatever the day brings.” 🙂

What to pack/What to know: Please dress for the season and be sure to check on the weather conditions ahead of the tour. I recommend packing liquids and also some snacks, which you could bring with you in a backpack, or leave in your vehicle for when we return to our vehicles.

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 after the tour. 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 minutes.

Activity rating: 0/5. We will be birding from roadsides today and mostly viewing birds from stationary positions.

Meet-up time and location: 9:00 a.m. in the west end of Ottawa at TBD location.

Duration: 4 hours.

Cost: $75 per person (HST-included). I accept payment via e-transfer to eontbird@gmail.com. I also accept mailed cheques sent to Eastern Ontario Birding, 751 Namur Street, Embrun Ontario, K0A 1W0.

Payment due date: Upon registration. Your registration is only secure once payment is received. Please be sure to review my Cancellation Policy ahead of signing up for this tour.

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