Columbia Lake, Waterloo
Wednesday, December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dates: Wednesday December 8, Saturday December 11
Time: 9:00am on each day
Location: Meet at parking lot near Brubacher House on Frank Tompa Drive
Duration: Approximately 2.5 to 3 hours
Leader: David Gascoigne email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: This is an easy walk on level ground, with a short hill at the beginning, with excellent viewing opportunities for a range of passerines, typical for the time of year. The lake should be hosting a range of winter ducks, and there may even be a few late shorebirds. Exceptional gulls such as Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Iceland and Glaucous sometimes delight a visiting birder. Great Blue Herons often linger until freeze-up, Bald Eagles are commonly seen, raptors such as Red-tailed Hawk, Merlin and American Kestrel are not uncommon. In the past I have seen Yellow-rumped Warblers still present in early December. Nuthatches, chickadees and woodpeckers are almost guaranteed. And who knows what else!
Dress according to the weather, bring your binoculars, snacks if you think you need them, and lots of enthusiasm. Washrooms are not available.
Registration is required. Contact David to register. Non members are welcome but they will need to sign an insurance waiver.
This outing is predicated on COVID restrictions not becoming more dire. We will at all times be guided by current guidelines related to the pandemic.