Presqu’ile Birding Weekend 2013

On the May 11-12 weekend, 30 club members spent an exciting weekend birding at Presqu’ile Park with Fergus Nicoll as our group leader. Despite the cold, windy weather, the birds were there and we saw them!  For many participants, there were several “life birds”.  A total of 127 species were Continue reading

Owl Prowl 2013

The 2013 Owl Prowl was a huge success. While waiting to hear and see the owls, our large group of over 50 participants learned about owl ecology and behaviour from our leader, Michael Runtz. At four of the five stops, Michael was able to convince the birds to respond to Continue reading

Geology Field Trip

David Forsyth led a group of 18 hearty Macnamarans, on a frosty Sunday morning, for a tour of the rock formations in Arnprior’s Bell Park and along highway 417, where the newly-exposed rock cut revealed an amazing geological story.  For many of us this is a new area of interest Continue reading

Mud Lake

Sept 13, Field Trip to Mud Lake

A beautiful late summer afternoon found a group of Macnamarans wandering around Mud Lake, led by club members Roger Bird and Art Goldsmith. Few warblers were to be seen or heard in the woods but the lake was a busy place, with American Continue reading

Mississippi River Trip

A large group of Macnamarans enjoyed a leisurely trip down the Mississippi River from Pakenham and back again.

Highlights of the day included: Green and Great-blue herons, Cooper’s and Red-tailed Hawks, a Merlin chasing 2 Swallows, lots of Kingfishers and Goldfinches, beautiful Arrowhead and Pickerelweed in bloom.