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CANCELLED – North Shore of Lake Ontario
Saturday, March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CANCELLED - As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 this outing has been cancelled.
North Shore of Lake Ontario
Leader: David Gascoigne; email: email@example.com; Phone: 519 725-0866; Cell: 226 747-7299
Meeting Time/Location: 8:00 am at the commuter parking lot on Highway 6 just south of Highway 401.
Duration: All day
Description: First stop at the DesJardins Canal in Dundas, expect waterfowl, Hooded Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, American Tree Sparrow, Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Second stop is LaSalle Park in Burlington for the large concentration of Trumpeter Swans plus gulls and numbers of waterfowl. The boardwalk may yield Carolina Wren, Northern Mockingbird, woodpeckers, sparrows and the chance to hand feed Black-capped Chickadees. Next stop will be at Sioux Lookout Park, for the chance to see Long-tailed Ducks at close range, and “flying” underwater. Large rafts of Common Goldeneye and all three scoters are possible, plus Red-breasted and Common Mergansers, Bufflehead, and Mute Swans. Other stops at Paletta Park, Bronte Harbour, Lakeshore Promenade depend on recent reports. Plenty of washroom stops and a lunch stop. Pack a lunch and snacks if you need them. Dress for the weather; bring binoculars, scope, field guide and enthusiasm. For a report of last year's outing check my blog at www.travelswithbirds.blogspot.com.