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Lower Bruce Peninsula Tour - April

2024 Dates: April 7, 14 10 participants max

  • 160 Canadian dollars
  • Bruce Peninsula

Tour Description

This hike will begin at 8:00am at the Tim Horton's parking lot in Wiarton. During the morning we will focus on the lower half of the Bruce Peninsula, driving around 40km, though, most of our time will be spent out of the vehicles. We will start the day by birding the shoreline of Colpoy's Bay just North of Wiarton, looking for Common Loons, grebes, and a variety of waterfowl. After that we will traverse open fields and scrubland in search of early spring migrants such as Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird and Wilson's Snipe. During the latter part of the morning we will shift our focus to a series of inland lakes along the Rankin River system, here we will search for newly arrived waterfowl and marshbirds. We will eat Lunch at Isaac Lake, the largest wetland complex on the southern peninsula, and one of our personal favourite birding spots! In the later part of the month the forests around the parking area can be great for funneling migrating songbirds, and the adjacent marsh offers a chance at elusive wetland birds including American Bittern, Virginia Rail and Sora. In the afternoon we will investigate the shoreline along the west coast of the peninsula, looking for migrant shorebirds, Osprey and waterfowl. The Bruce is a bountiful spot for a variety of wildlife, and as we go we will discuss the areas extensive natural history and point out any interesting flora and fauna we encounter. During the day we will be offering identification pointers and trying to ensure everyone gets good views and photos of the species we encounter. This hike is accessible for those with physical challenges; the trails are well maintained and flat. We will be walking and driving on gravel roads at some points, so potholes are always a possibility (so drive accordingly!). We will spend the day birding at a slow and relaxed pace, taking frequent stops along the way. Bathroom breaks are spaced throughout the day, with a planned stop every 1-2 hours. *Notes* -Wiarton doesn't have a gas station, so make sure to fill up prior to arriving. -bring your own lunch, snacks, and water (stay hydrated!) -bring sunscreen, a hat and warm enough clothes to be conformable beside the lake in. -a scope will be provided but feel free to bring your own. - Advice on accommodations and places to eat will be provided after registering.


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Cancellation Policy

To cancel your participation in this tour or change the number of participants you signed up for, please read our "Cancelation Policy" page on our website (under the "Tours" tab) and contact us.


Contact Details

9054837470

gyrkitetours@gmail.com


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