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Winter birds along the Otonabee River Saturday 27th February 2016

This half-day outing, led by Martin Parker, will focus on the waterfowl which over-winter on the open waters of the Otonabee River and Little Lake. The variety and numbers will depend on the amount of open water and ice. We will also visit the bird feeding stations operated by the PFN at Beavermead park. Dress…

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Hooters of Amherst Island, Saturday 5th March 2016

Amherst Island, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, west of Kingston, is known for its concentration of wintering owls. The owls and hawks are the top predators on the island and the hunters of the mice and voles in the grasslands of the island. The number and variety of overwintering birds varies from year…

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Winter wildlife tracking outings January-March 2016

Once again this year PFN member and expert tracker Don McLeod will lead one or more outings during the months of January to March 2016 focusing on tracks and other wildlife sign. These outings will be scheduled when conditions permit. The place and time will be announced shortly before each outing by email. Any one interested in attending should send an…

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65th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count

65th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition Sunday, December 20 – all day Pre-registration required The Peterborough Christmas Bird Count (CBC), now in its 64th year, is the longest running wildlife survey in Peterborough County.  The Peterborough CBC participants cover an area contained within a circle with a diameter of 24 kilometers, centered…

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Sunday morning wildlife outing 18 October 2015

PFN member and local author Drew Monkman will lead this morning’s outing to local habitats. Meet Drew at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street for an 8.00am start. Bring binoculars and be ready to carpool from the zoo to destinations chosen on the day. Its a great time of year for spotting migrating…

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Birding trip to Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Sunday 1st November 2015 Jerry Ball leads a day-long trip to view migrant birds at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, with other stops of interest on the way. In particular, expect to see many interesting waterfowl. Bring a packed lunch, binoculars and, if you have them, rubber boots (not essential). Meet at 8:00 am at the Country…

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Wildlife outing Sunday 25th October 2015

Jerry Ball will lead the last of this season’s Sunday morning outings. Meet at Peterborough Zoo at 8.00 and we will car pool from there on an outing lasting around 3 hours. Binoculars are a must! Next Sunday Jerry will lead a full day outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park – see website posting for details.

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Wildlife outing Sunday 18th October 2015

Meet at Peterborough Zoo at 8.00 for an outing to local habitats of interest. The leader for today’s outing is yest to be confirmed. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Paul Elliott.

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Wildlife outing Sunday 11th October 2015

Club member Dave Milsom will lead his second outing of the season. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot for an 8.00am departure to local habitats to be confirmed on the day. As with all these outings the main focus will be on birds, but its a great time of year to spot other wildlife including…

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Wildlife outing Sunday 4th October 2015

Join legendary birder Jerry Ball for our latest outing to spot birds on their winter migration throught the Kawarthas. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. Meet Jerry at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot for an 8.00am departure to sites determined on the day. We will car pool, so if you get…

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