Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Sunday, September 16: A full day tour taking in the best of fall migration at one of eastern Ontario’s top Spring and Fall migration sites. Participants should expect extensive shorebird study, with an excellent variety of species present by mid-September. We should expect a nice haul of warblers, vireos, thrushes and sparrows by this date, as well. Additionally, we will be wading to GULL ISLAND where we will search for shorebirds and rare birds (it’s quite the rarity “catch” in the fall!) Please pack swimwear/waterproof/quick-dry clothing and also pack a change of clothes for this trip.

Outing Notes: Please be sure to pack snacks, plenty of liquids, electrolyte mix, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable and breathable clothing, comfortable hiking shoes, and so on. Note that I will be packing electrolyte mix for the group should you wish to sprinkle some into your water bottle. Pack a fold-up stool to use as you study shorebirds, as well. Please pack your Ontario Parks pass if you have one. For those purchasing a day pass, the cost is approximately $15.00.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Please pack a field lunch for today. I am open to dinner plans after the event, either in Brighton, or perhaps in Napanee or Kingston. Let’s discuss this when the time comes!

Activity Scale: 2/5

Accommodations: N/A

Meet at 9:00 AM at the front gate to Presqu’ile Provincial Park.

Carpooling: I am unable to provide carpooling for this trip. However, I am happy to arrange carpooling for you. Please be in touch by email:

Method of payment: Cash, e-Transfer or cheque the morning of the tour. If paying by e-Transfer, please use as the recipient address; if paying by cheque, you can make it out to either ‘Jon Ruddy’ or ‘Eastern Ontario Birding’

Cost: $75.00 (HST included)

Duration: 8-8.5 hours.

Register for this outing using the provided Sign-up form

Registration deadline: Friday, September 14th at 10:00 PM.