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Field Trip – Presqu’ile

August 29, 2021 @ 8:00 AM 2:00 PM EDT

Presqu’ile Provincial Park is one of Ontario’s best sites for shorebirds. Our visit is aimed at the peak passage time for a number of shorebird species, but we should also be able find plenty of migrant warblers and flycatchers, and duck numbers will be starting to build up.

We will plan to meet at the park gates at 08:00 a.m. Presqu’ile is about 75 minutes drive from Kingston. Participants should bring lunch and plenty of liquids. Presqu’ile can be hot and sunny in August but with luck the park store will have ice cream to restore us.

What to expect

The trip will involve several walks over prepared trails and the beach, and plenty of standing. We will visit at least four different areas of the park, driving in a convoy between stops, so if fatigue becomes an issue there will be opportunities to depart early without disrupting the trip.

Details and registration

The trip is planned for twelve people plus the leader. If there are more than twelve interested I will try to find an additional leader. Please contact me at kaduckintransit “at” googlemail.com if you are interested in joining.

If you have a spotting scope be sure to bring it along as depending on the food supply the shorebirds may be fairly distant.

We will be practicing appropriate Covid protocols so please bring a mask and hand sanitizer.

At the moment Presqu’ile is one of the parks that requires booking in advance, even for day visitors. People joining the trip will need to make a booking using the Ontario Parks website: http://www.ontarioparks.com/dayuse. Bookings can be made up to five days in advance.

Leader: Anthony Kaduck