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Event Information:

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Young Macs and Macs Winter Birding Trip to Amherst Island

    8am - 10pmAmherst Island

    Leaders:  Angela and Jeff Skevington

    Meet:  We will leave promptly at 8 am from the parking lot at the corner of March Rd (49) and Upper Dwyer Hill (3) (45.2673910,-76.1266138). From there we will drive to Millhaven where we catch the 10:30 am ferry to Amherst Island. Jeff and Angela will lead the group down but they expect participants to make their own way home after leaving the island.

    Bring: Lunch, warm clothes (including extra socks), snowshoes (optional), binoculars and scope if you have one, $9 per car for the ferry, money for dinner.

    Come and join us as we search for owls and other birds of prey on Amherst Island.  We will drive to Owl Woods where we will hike a snow drifted road for about 2 km (Some people may want snowshoes for this part.) then into and around the woods for about 2 km hoping to find Nothern Saw-whet and Barred Owls roosting in the trees. We will walk the 2 km back along the same road we came in on.  This makes for about 6 km of heavy walking in total. Once back to the cars, we will drive around the island looking for Snowy Owls and Short-eared Owls along with other raptors, stopping to scope species that we find.
    We will leave the island on either the 5 or 6 pm ferry, depending on the birds. There will be a quick stop for fast food for dinner in Kingston. Everyone should be home before 10 pm if we take the 6 pm ferry, maybe even 9 pm if dinner is fast.
    Contact Angela (angela_skevington@yahoo.ca; 613-832-1970) to register. Please indicate the number of adults and children.