Spring birding in Renfrew County

Sunday, April 14: Today, we will search for a wide variety of spring migrants in Renfrew County! The rivers and lakes will be ice-free, and the ground cover, snow free, meaning that a lovely assortment of birds are possible to observe today. We will search for Sandhill Cranes, hawks, falcons, eagles, ducks, swans, loons, grebes, woodpeckers, Eastern Meadowlawks, Eastern Phoebes, kingfishers, sparrows, finches, swallows 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. Wearing a thermal base layer is a helpful way to stay warm during winter tours, especially when birding near the water. Please pack your photographical and optical equipment of your choice; if you have a spotting scope, pack it, as well. Please pack a full lunch, which you can leave in your vehicle. I recommend packing liquids and snacks, 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: 1-2/5. There will be small walks here and there throughout the tour. The total walking distance is likely to be under 3 km for this tour.

Meet-up time and location: 8:30 a.m. at the Shell Gas Station/Tim Hortons in Cobden, Ontario, off Highway 17.

Duration: 5 hours.

Cost: $120 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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