Victoria Day, Spring Songbird Migration Walk & Picnic

Great Crested Flycatcher (by Stuart McPherson)Monday, May 18, 2015

7:30 a.m. ~ 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $29

Jean Hampson and her husband Bob Highcock are conducting our third annual Victoria Day bird watching tour on May 18, in the north end of St. Catharines. It will be easy walking along gravel paths and trails. We will be exploring two new locations this year, looking for colourful spring warblers and other songbird migrants, before the little birds fly north across the lake. Flying from their southern overwintering countries, they are heading to their northern nesting grounds until they make their way back, youngsters bolstering their numbers, in the autumn.

Bob said, “There is a woodland and ponds to look for birds as we walk towards Lake Ontario. A good mixture of habitats to find a variety of birds.”  Swans, geese and colourfully dressed courting ducks can also be seen along the lake.  Loons and grebes can also be found here in the spring.  “This area is one of Niagara’s premier areas for migrant passerines.” Niagara Birds by John E. Black and Kayo J. Roy.

For beginners and experts alike. If you’d like to pack a picnic lunch we’ll head over to another perfect birding spot to have a little picnic, but we’ll have to keep our binoculars handy because this is also a great birding spot!”

This tour requires gentle walking in a very accessible woodland.

If you book this tour, you’ll receive a 10% discount for a stay at Bonnybank on this weekend : )

Please call Carla to register soon because space is limited for such a fieldtrip. Call 905-562-3746 or email her by clicking here to reserve your spot!

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