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August 2019

Field Trip- Amherst Island

August 18, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Amherst Island (Martin Edwards Reserve) Leader: Peter Good  613-378-6605  goodcompany@sympatico.ca Meet at the ferry dock for carpooling at 8:15 a.m. This is a slower paced field trip during prime time to study early shorebirds returning from the Arctic. Bring Lunch. Tentative return on the 1:00 pm ferry.

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September 2019

Field Trip: Helen Quilliam Sanctuary

September 15, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Leaders: Gaye Beckwith (beckwithbg at gmail.com or 613-376-3716) and Erwin Batalla (simbat at bell.net or 613-389-0144).  We will visit a couple of the trails in our Canadian Shield sanctuary.  Meet Erwin at 8:30am at the Invista Centre (1350 Gardiners Rd, North-West corner of parking lot) to carpool.  We will meet Gaye at the Sydenham library ... Read more

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October 2019

Field Trip: Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leaders:  Carolyn Bonta and Michael Johnson (613-531-4578 or bonta.johnson at sympatico.ca) Celebrate fall migration at one of Ontario’s premier birding destinations. Meet at Kingston Centre (between Loblaws and McDonald's) at 6:10 am or at the Glenora Ferry at 7:00 am to arrange carpooling in time to catch the 7:15 am ferry. En route through the ... Read more

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December 2019

Christmas Bird Counts 2019 in the Kingston Area

December 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Our local Christmas Bird Counts are seeking participants. You don’t have to be an expert to take part, and this is a great opportunity for new members to explore the area. New birders won’t want to miss the Frontenac CBC, which is dedicated to teaching and learning. The Frontenac CBC also assembles a Youth Team ... Read more

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Christmas Bird Count: Frontenac circle (ONFR)

December 14, 2019
Sydenham, Ontario Sydenham, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Christmas Bird Counts are the longest-running Citizen Science project in North America, taking place annually between December 14 and January 5. The first count in the KFN area is Frontenac, based out of the Village of Sydenham. Dedicated to teaching and learning, this is the ideal CBC for first-time participants and the only local count ... Read more

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Family-friendly Christmas Bird Count (CBC4Kids!) at Landon Bay

December 21, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Families with young children are invited to count birds at the 2nd Annual CBC4Kids! at Landon Bay, hosted by the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network. This FREE all-ages, outdoor event just east of Gananoque begins with a Learn to Bird workshop at 9:30 am, followed by guided bird hikes at 10 am. Warm your bodies and ... Read more

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January 2020

Field Trip to Algonquin Provincial Park

January 17 @ 8:00 AM - January 19 @ 4:00 PM

Join fellow KFN members as we search for winter wildlife in Algonquin Park. Target species include Canada Jay (formerly Gray Jay), Evening Grosbeak, Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, both species of crossbill, Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, and Pine Marten. The plan is to leave on the morning of Friday 17 January and stay overnight in Whitney, ... Read more

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February 2020

Field Trip to Wolfe Island: Snowy Owls

February 17 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wolfe Island is a great place to see Snowy Owls, and the Kingston Field Naturalists know where to find these majestic birds. Spotting scopes will be set up, giving observers great views. Bring your family and friends because this event is open to the public. We will meet at 8:45 am (note the time change ... Read more

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March 2020

Presqu’ile Waterfowl Weekend

March 21 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PARTICIPANT FEE: gas + park entry

The Presqu'ile Waterfowl Weekend has been CANCELLED and the KFN will not be leading an outing to the park at this time. Visit the Ontario Parks website for COVID-19 updates relative to park operations.  

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Field Trip: Cataraqui River & Kingston Inner Harbour

March 29 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The guided trip is CANCELLED, and a self-guiding option is suggested: Explore areas along the Cataraqui River looking for waterfowl, over-wintering species, and early migrants.  The best places to visit along the Inner Harbour are in the bay at the Montreal Street apartments (i.e., "Village on the River"), along the south shore of Belle Island, ... Read more

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