Saturday Sept 18 – The Ottawa River and St. Lawrence Lowlands of Quebec
Time 7:30am, meet at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride, 119 Chemin Rivermead, Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZfNUF9XCEevYx6UJ6 – $65.00 per pers.
Following the Ottawa River west of the city, today, we look for fall migration coming through our region. Most of the insect-eating birds and long-distance travellers have already passed through. However, we can expect a few stragglers mixed with a new parade of new characters. As we pass September’s midway point, we should notice the first kinglets, sparrows, raptors and waterfowl arriving. The Ottawa river acts like a corridor for birds moving from the Arctic and boreal forest to the Atlantic Coast, or even much further south. With luck, we might find a few late warblers like Black-throated Green, Palm or even Orange-crowned Warbler. Perhaps we’ll find some thrushes like Swainson’s, Hermit or Gray-cheeked. Although much of the territorial songs will be absent, we’ll still locate various species by searching their preferred habitats and listening for call notes. Overhead, we might be lucky to find Sandhill Crane, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, or perhaps even a Northern Goshawk. Along the shores of the river, we might find some shorebirds, egrets, gulls and ducks. With the beginning of fall colours emerging, we’ll also discover much beauty within this varied region. Contact us for registration at TonysAlwaysAnAdventure@gmail.com.