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October 2020

Field Trip: K&P Trail – Burbrook Road section

October 11, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Co-leaders: Richard Brault and Dianne Croteau (innova@bellnet.ca) You can read about the K&P Trail in the September 2020 edition of The Blue Bill or you can explore it for yourself! We will leisurely walk along woodland and field habitats hosting a diversity of passerines and waterbirds. There is also the option to venture 1 km ... Read more

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Field Trip: Lemoine Point

October 18, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Leader: Steve Coates (sjcoates73@cogeco.ca) Fall songbird migration is winding down but mid-October is a prime time to observe staging waterfowl in Collins Bay. Both ruby-crowned and golden-crowned kinglet numbers will be at their peak, as will white-crowned and white-throated sparrows; these will be joined by and early-arriving winter sparrows such as tree sparrows and dark-eyed ... Read more

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November 2020

Fall Round-Up of Kingston Birds

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - November 8, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST

Calling all people interested in birds -- including casual backyard birders, feeder watchers, and nature photographers -- to participate in this bi-annual census of Kingston birds. Count birds anytime within the 48-hour period from noon on Friday (6 November) to noon on Sunday (8 November), and anywhere within the KFN Bird Area. Our census area ... Read more

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December 2020

Zoom: “Conduct a CBC Survey” Part 1 – virtual workshop

December 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Presenter: Carolyn Bonta, bonta.johnson@sympatico.ca or 613-531-4578 Interested in learning how to conduct a Christmas Bird Count survey? Our local CBC’s are always seeking Citizen Scientists to help tally winter birds. Basic bird ID skills paired with enthusiasm is all you really need, yet the logistics and data-collection aspects of surveying can appear daunting the first ... Read more

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Field Trip: “Conduct a CBC Survey” – Part 2 at Tree Frog Woods

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Leader: Carolyn Bonta, bonta.johnson@sympatico.ca or 613-531-4578 Interested in learning how to conduct a Christmas Bird Count survey? Our local CBC’s are always seeking Citizen Scientists to help tally winter birds. Basic bird ID skills paired with enthusiasm is all you really need, yet the logistics and data-collection aspects of surveying can appear daunting the first ... Read more

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Christmas Bird Counts 2020 in the Kingston Area

December 14, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - January 5, 2021 @ 5:00 PM EST

We’re optimistic that many of our local Christmas Bird Counts will take place this year and we encourage new and experienced surveyors to be involved. Contact the area compiler listed below for more information or to register. December 14, Monday: Westport with Wendy Briggs-Jude, 613-273-5449 or bwlaird@rideau.net  December 16, Wednesday: Delta with Jim Thompson, 613-329-0959 ... Read more

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January 2021

NO FIELD TRIPS DURING PROVINCIAL LOCKDOWN

January 1 @ 12:00 AM - January 28 @ 11:30 PM EST

To comply with Provincial recommendations that small gatherings be limited to those within members of your household, the Kingston Field Naturalists will NOT be offering field trips during the lockdown period. As a result, some trips may be postponed and re-scheduled to a safer date; other trips may be cancelled. Please monitor the website for ... Read more

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Field Trip: Car-Birding Portsmouth Harbour to Lemoine Point

January 17 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER PROVINCIAL LOCKDOWN - Registrants will be notified of alternative date. 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 ... Read more

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February 2021

Field Trip: Prowl for Owls at Lemoine Point

February 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

FAMILY DAY PUBLIC EVENT! Leader: Erwin Batalla (simbat@bell.net) Please Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic all field trips are cancelled until further notice. Amherst Island and Wolfe Island may be well-known for owls, but you don't have to leave the mainland to see these majestic birds. This walk is open to the public and especially ... Read more

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May 2021

Field Trip to Prince Edward Point – Cancelled

May 8 @ 5:50 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

To comply with the provincial stay-at-home order this trip has been cancelled. Join fellow KFN members to explore the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, a noted hotspot for spring bird migration. Trip leader: Anthony Kaduck The trip involves short walks of 1-1.5km on footpaths and an unpaved road. The terrain is mostly flat. No ... Read more

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