Early winter birding at Fletcher Wildlife Garden and Dow’s Lake

Friday, December 15: This morning we will search for roosting owls, waterfowl, waxwings, winter finches, sparrows and more at Fletcher W.G. and Dow’s Lake. In terms of roosting owls, we will specifically search for Northern Saw-whet, Long-eared, Barred and Great Horned.

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, as well.

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. We will be walking 3-4 km during today’s tour.

Meet-up time and location: 9:00 a.m. at Fletcher Wildlife Garden main parking lot (large parking lot closer to Prince of Wales Drive).

Duration: 3 hours.

Cost: $60 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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