Innis Point Bird Banding, Young Macs

This will be a great outing as Celia Bodnar will show us the full workings of a bird banding operation. We will have the opportunity to learn about the important research and monitoring activities occurring at Innis Point and to observe bird banding when migration is near its peak. This will include taking birds out of mist nets (if the weather cooperates), and learning how to band the birds as well as record all of the data for each bird. The Innis Point Bird Observatory was founded in 1982 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of birds and natural history. The site is on the Ottawa River and is wet and rocky in places. Dress for the weather and wear boots. Bring drinks and snacks.

How to get there: From the lights in Dunrobin Village, turn northeast at the lights onto Thomas A. Dolan Pkwy and then take the second right to turn onto 6th Line. Drive down 6th Line about 7 km to where it swings sharp left and becomes Riddell Dr. Don’t turn, just drive straight onto the driveway that ends in a locked Department of Defence gate. Pull in here and wait at the gate. Someone will meet us at the gate at 7:00 am so please arrive a few minutes before that to be sure not to be locked out. If you are late, we cannot come back to let you in. (If you are coming from Ottawa, turn onto the Dunrobin Rd. from March Rd. and Riddell Dr. will be the first right turn.) For more information contact Angela Skevington 613-832-1970  This event is weather-sensitive.  Please check the website the night before; any changes would be posted there.