The KFN has been asked to survey six Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) managed by Birds Canada and Nature Canada in our area. The intent is to review and update information on the key species which were identified when the KBAs were created.
Kurt Hennige will lead Wednesday morning trips once a month from April to November to five of the six KBAs.
The trips will be four hours to the closer areas such as Wolfe and Amherst Islands and the Napanee Plain, and up to 6 hours for Frontenac Forests and Prince Edward County South Shore KBA’s.
Participants will be limited to 10 people per trip, and are required to contact Kurt at least 3 days before the trip to receive info on the meeting point.
While we will be focusing on key target species like Brant, Little and Bonaparte’s Gull for the Amherst Island trip many other species will be counted as well. This could involve spending longer times on scopes to get good counts so a bit of patience will be required.
Here are the first four trip dates and target areas.
April 26 2023, Amherst Island: Brant, Bonaparte’s and Little Gulls.
May 10 2023, Prince Edward County South Shore: land birds and late waterfowl .
June 7 2023, Frontenac Forests: Forest birds at risk such as Cerulean Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo
July 5 2023, Napanee Plain: Loggerhead Shrikes, Upland Sandpiper and several Sparrow species.
Further details can be found on the events calendar under field trips