Summertime birding in Renfrew County

Saturday, June 29: Today, we will enjoy beautiful, bird rich Renfrew County and take in the splendour of summertime birding. Some of our targets today include Least Bittern, American Bittern, Sora, Common Gallinule, Virginia Rail, Sandhill Crane, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, Eastern Meadowlark, Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Golden-winged Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk 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 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. I will be scheduling short walks throughout the day. A total walking distance of 4-5 km is expected today, on mostly level terrain.

Meet-up time and location: 8:30 a.m. at the Shell gas station in Cobden, Ontario (just off Highway 17).

Duration: 7-8 hours.

Cost: $160 per person (HST-included). I accept payment via e-transfer to 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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