Walking up to 2.5 miles on flat, open trails, thick vegetation, muddy terrain, small inclines. Driving approximately 55 miles, about 1.5 hours. Distance is variable based on sightings and local circumstances. Field trips begin before dawn (and we are on-site at our birding destination by 6:00 a.m.) Birding trips include lots of standing, walking over uneven natural terrain and heavily wooded areas. Approx. 6-7 hours in the field daily. Good walking shoes/boots and wind/rain gear are recommended.
Early breakfast (5:30 a.m.) to go.
We'll start again at the visitors centre at Rondeau Provincial Park to check their bird feeding station for White-throated Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and perhaps Lincoln's Sparrow. We'll then check out the South Point Trail, often teeming with warblers and other migrating birds. The lake shore can also have many interesting birds like Red-breasted Merganser, Bonaparte's Gull, or with luck, a Little Gull.
At a scenic spot in the park, we'll enjoy our boxed lunches
We'll continue birding around Rondeau, including areas around the picnic ground, the Spice Bush Trail, the Pony Barns or the Blenheim Lagoons.
At a local restaurant.
We will gather for a recap of the day's viewing.