Spring birding at Shirleys Bay waterfront

Thursday, May 2: This morning we will search for a wide variety of spring migrant/breeding bird at one of the best birding sites in the National Capital Region: Shirleys Bay. We will bird along the waterfront, searching for waterbirds and migrant songbirds, and also walk nearby NCC Trail 10 in search of a wide variety of species in scrubland/riparian woods.

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. Please pack a full lunch, which you can leave in your vehicle. I recommend packing liquids and snacks, as well. During spring tours it’s a good idea to pack rubber boots and extra socks (in case your feet get damp/wet).

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. We will walk approximately 3 km during this morning’s tour.

Meet-up time and location: 8:30 a.m. at Shirleys Bay boat launch parking lot, at the north end of Rifle Road.

Duration: 3-4 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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