November 1 @ 12:00 PM - November 3 @ 12:00 PM
Our 54 th Fall Round Up! Friday 1 November noon to Sunday 3 November noon.
All people interested in birds, including backyard birders, feeder watchers and bird photographers, are encouraged to participate in this event!
As in Christmas Bird counts, the Round Up will rely heavily on Section Leaders. Each Section Leader will bird on their own or take interested participants to count birds in their section. The counting period will be 48 hours from noon on Friday (1 November) to noon on Sunday (3 November). Birds will be counted only within the KFN Bird Area which is a radial distance of 50 km, centred on Macdonald Park, Kingston. See the KFN website for more details. Peter Good (goodcompany at sympatico.ca or 613-378-6605) is the coordinator. Contact him, or Kurt Hennige (khennige at xplornet.com or 613-876-1804), for more information or to be added to an established group or become a section leader. Janis Grant ( janis.grant at icloud.com or 613-548-3668) will be the potluck host. If you are planning to attend the potluck on Sunday 3 November, please advise Janis what are you planning to bring. The potluck will be held at 346 King Street West in Kingston. Plan to arrive at 5 pm for supper at 5:30 pm. All are encouraged to send their sightings as soon as possible to E-Bird. Erwin Batalla will create a master list for the event, crunching the data to produce some statistics to share with everyone in the next Bluebill.
Saturday 2 November there will be two IBA Water Fowl Blitzes; participants are needed. For Amherst Island, we will meet at Janet Scott’s house on 350 Third Conc at 9 am. Please contact Janet Scott (jiscott at kos.net or 613-389-4608) or Bonnie Livingstone (bonnie.livingstone at gmail.com or 613389-8516) if you wish to take part.
For Wolfe Island, take the 7:30 am ferry to meet Mark on the Island side. Please contact Mark Read (markdread at gmail.com or 613-217-1246) beforehand if you wish to attend and for more details.”
Sunday 3 November As part of the Round Up, Kurt Hennige and Mike Farrell will lead a field trip to the Lennox Generating Station wetland west of Bath. Meet for 10 am in the parking lot immediately east of the telephone island at the main gate of the Lennox Generating Station (Hwy 33 @ County Road 21) where our leaders will take participants on a walk around this property looking for water fowl and late migrants.