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December 2019

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EDT
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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All in-person events are cancelled until April 15

March 21 @ 8:00 AM - April 15 @ 5:00 PM EDT

March 21 update: In order to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, the KFN shall cease all field trips, face-to-face meetings and rambles from now until 15 April, and the executive will reassess whether or not to extend the ban prior 15 April and post our decision on or before 15 April.

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Field Trip: Cataraqui River & Kingston Inner Harbour

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

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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April 2020

Field Trip: Prince Edward Point

April 26 @ 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM EDT

The guided trip is CANCELLED. Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area is currently closed to visitors, including all bathroom services and the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory.

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May 2020

Field Trip: Presqu’ile Provincial Park & Brighton Wetlands

May 24 @ 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
PARTICIPANT FEE: gas + park entry

The guided trip is CANCELLED. Presqu'ile Provincial Park is closed to visitors and the Brighton Wetlands (private municipal property) are not accessible to KFN members at this time.

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September 2020

Field Trip: Paddle at Puzzle Lake Provincial Park

September 13 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Leader: Carolyn Bonta (613-531-4578) Late summer is a pleasant time to explore this non-operating Natural Environment class provincial park by canoe, where we will see rare plants such as the Endangered Lowland Toothcup (Rotala ramosior) and fascinating landforms including the potentially-meromictic Loyst Lake. Anticipate approximately 5 km of paddling, plus one 150 m portage. Good ... Read more

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