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Upper Bruce Peninsula Tour - April

2024 Dates: April 6, 13 10 participants max

  • 160 Canadian dollars
  • Bruce Peninsula

Tour Description

We will meet at the parking lot of the gas station in Ferndale at 8:00am. This trip will focus on the upper half of the Bruce (Saugeen) Peninsula and involves around 80km of driving. We will start our day around the Stokes Bay area, where we will look for migrant waterfowl and shorebirds. The shoreline here is great for concentrating diving ducks, with numbers sometimes exceeding several hundred birds. Belted Kingfishers, Osprey and Merlin frequently patrol the water, and this is also a good spot to see interesting mammals like Mink and North American River Otter. After we finish up there we will drive some backroads in farmland habitat to search for open country birds like American Kestrel, Sandhill Crane and Eastern Meadowlark. This tour will take us through a variety of habitats, the morning will be along Lake Huron with sandy beaches and shallow water, and in the afternoon we will cross the peninsula and explore the rocky cliffside coast of Georgian Bay, with dramatic vistas and a different set of birds. The deep water of Georgian Bay is frequently inhabited by Red-necked Grebes, Horned Grebes, Common Loons and other diving birds. After scouring the shore we will finish our day with some inland birding, targeting a variety of forest and field species. Throughout the day we will be offering identification pointers, discussing the natural history of the area and making sure you get excellent views of the birds we encounter. This hike is accessible for those with physical challenges. The majority of our stops will be along quiet roads, so the terrain will be flat and easy to walk. We will spend the day birding at a slow and relaxed pace, taking frequent stops along the way. Bathrooms breaks will be spaced out every few hours, and for lunch we will eat at picnic tables. *Notes* -Our meeting spot will be the only opportunity for gas during the day, so make sure you vehicle is filled up. -bring your own lunch, snacks, and water (keep hydrated!) -bring sunscreen, a hat and warm clothing to be comfortable birding along the shoreline. -a scope will be provided but feel free to bring your own! -Advice for accommodations and places to eat will be provided after registration.


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Contact Details

9054837470

gyrkitetours@gmail.com


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