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Long Point and Port Rowan Area: Waterfowl and Early Spring Migration

Tuesday, April 4 @ 7:00 am - 12:30 pm

Long Point and Port Rowan Area: Waterfowl and Early Spring Migration

Date:    Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Time:     7 am

Duration:    Morning

Location:    Meet at Homer Watson-401 Car Park at 7:00 AM

Leader:    Stewart MacDonald   stewjmacdonald@aol.com    519-658-7880

Description: 

Long Point provincial Park is the 4th oldest Provincial Park in the Province of Ontario, established in 1921. It is located in a designated World Biosphere Reserve, and is one of the largest bird and waterfowl migration and staging areas in North America.

Please join Stewart MacDonald, an experienced birding guide with over 30 years of birding in Canada and in 20 countries globally, as we search for Waterfowl and Early Spring Migrants! It is very possible to see over 20 different species of Waterfowl, including the rare in Ontario Eurasian Wigeon,and other birds such as Bald Eagles, and Sandhill Cranes. Although the focus of the outing will be Waterfowl, we will also look for other early migrants, such as Rusty Blackbird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, Pine Warbler and others.

The outing will conclude around 12:30. If enough participants wish to have a group lunch, this can be arranged by Stewart in a local restaurant. Be sure to bring WARM clothing, good walking boots (as it will be muddy in some places), binoculars and spotting scope, if you have one. Car pooling is Highly recommended as parking in the Long Point area is limited. The outing will proceed Rain or Shine. Washrooms in the Long Point area are few so please keep that in mind when traveling.

Registration: The outing is limited to 15 people, and registration is required by contacting Stewart directly.

Hooded Merganser
Sandhill Cranes

Details

Date:
Tuesday, April 4
Time:
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Stewart MacDonald
Phone:
519-658-7880
Email:
stewjmacdonald@aol.com

Venue

Carpool lot at 401 and Homer Watson Blvd / Fountain St
401 and Homer Watson/Fountain St Carpool Lot
Ayr, ON Canada
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