Dusk birding along the Trans Canada Trail

Wednesday, June 26: Late this afternoon, we will head on a dusk walk in search of/to listen for a wide variety of interesting breeding birds such as Sedge Wren, Marsh Wren, Least Bittern, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Gallinule and many different songbird species. We will also likely hear many frog species calling. As the sun slowly sets, the cacophony of sounds only just begins!

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 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: None required for this 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 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: 2/5. We will be walking 4-5 km total along a flat, hard-packed gravel walking surface.

Meet-up time and location: 6:00 p.m. at Abbott Street West, near West Ridge Drive. Please park along Abbott Street West, along the side where the homes are located.

Duration: 3.5 hours. We will be back at our cars by 9:30 p.m.

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: N/A. Please be sure to review my Cancellation Policy ahead of signing up for this tour.

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