Peak spring migration in the Upper Canada Region of the St. Lawrence River

Thursday, May 23: I am excited to be your guide as we enjoy some lovely spring migration birding in the Upper Canada Region of the St. Lawrence River. Stunning warblers decked out in their breeding finery, gorgeous orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks, flycatchers, vireos, sparrows, hummingbirds, Indigo Buntings, and so much more…are all within our view. Late season migrants, shorebirds and rarities/migration overshoots will be in-focus during today’s tour. You’ll be given countless insights into the identification of various birds, and likely see numerous “lifers” as we slowly cover ground and search a variety of habitats for migrant birds. I can’t wait to enjoy the spring birding spectacle with you!

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, 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, along with some insect repellent and sunscreen, as well.

Permits & Passes: A day pass to access Long Sault Parkway and other facilities will be required during today’s visit. Please check back closer to the date of the tour for more information on how to acquire the pass.

Breakfast & Lunch: Clients will take care of their own breakfasts. We will have a socially-distanced outdoor lunch (either tailgate, or, on picnic tables) during the tour.

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 you 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 minutes.

Activity rating: 2/5. Moderate level. We will be slowly birding by foot. The terrain is flat and well-packed. Please note that I will be scheduling at least two short breaks and one 45 min lunch break.

Meet-up time and location: We will be meeting at TBD.

Duration: 7 hours of guiding.

Cost & Payment: $160 per person (HST-included). Payment is made by Interac e-transfer or mailed cheque to: Eastern Ontario Birding, 751 Namur Street, Embrun Ontario, K0A 1W0. 

Payment Deadline: Payment for this tour is due by Wednesday, May 1st. Payment is non-refundable after May 1st.

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