Snow Goose Spectacle in Eastern Ontario

Saturday, November 9: This morning, we will search for thousands of Snow Geese east of Ottawa at their traditional staging grounds. The spectacle of seeing and hearing untold numbers of Snow Geese is breathtaking. We will spend time photographing and viewing the Snow Geese wherever we happen to locate them. Among the Snow Geese, we may also locate Ross’s Geese, Greater White-fronted Geese and Cackling Geese. We will also likely encounter hawks, eagles, pipits, sparrows, gulls and more!

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. Please pack your photographical and optical equipment of your choice; if you have a spotting scope, pack it, as well. I recommend packing liquids and also some snacks, to have on hand, in your vehicle. If it’s sunny on tour day, I recommend wearing a hat in order to protect from the heat of the radiating sunlight.

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: 1/5. There will be limited walking during today’s tour.

Meet-up time and location: 8:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s restaurant parking lot, in Casselman.

Duration: 4.5 hours.

Cost: $90 per person (HST-included). I accept payment via e-transfer to 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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