On November 18 we managed to get 18 participants into 5 vehicles (a tremendous feat for an MFNC outing!) for a birding trip in the Arnprior area. Led by Sophie Roy, we were searching for raptors and some of the winter rarities. We found 16 species of birds. Highlights were: 3 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 American Kestrel, 5 Great Black-backed Gulls (which were a life bird for a few participants) and 3 Snow Buntings (which posed for excellent pictures). There were fewer birds than on previous outings at the same time of year and this seems in keeping with what other observers are finding. Thank you Sophie for leading us and Ian Somerville for the pictures.