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Field Trip: Car-Birding Portsmouth Harbour to Lemoine Point

January 4 @ 8:00 AM January 31 @ 5:00 PM EST

Date TBD – a weekend in January 2021

Leader: Jenny Newton (jennyn1434@gmail.com)

The distance may hardly be 12 km, but this stretch of waterfront boasts many excellent vantage points over a diversity of habitats. New to Kingston and new to birding, Jenny shares her favourite local route. Join her on a tour of where to go, where to park, and what to look for throughout the seasons. This month, keep an eye out for resident red-tailed hawks and bald eagles, winter waterfowl such as long-tailed ducks and red-breasted mergansers, and possible passerines such as snow buntings and northern shrikes. The emphasis of this trip will be on birding locations – an ideal orientation for new or out-of-town KFN members. Members with mobility issues are especially encouraged to participate on this outing, as our tour and birding will take place entirely from our vehicles. Walkie-talkies will be provided to allow communication between participants.

Please email the trip leader to register; those without email can call the KFN Field Trips Coordinator at 613-531-4578. The number of vehicles will be limited for safety, so register early! Meeting time and location will be disclosed upon trip registration, but it is anticipated this trip will take approximately 1.5-2 hours.