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Quest for the Canada Jay, Algonquin Provincial Park
We will meet at 7:00 AM for departure. No estimated return time.
The Canada Jay officially relinquished its former name, Gray Jay and resumed its even earlier name, Canada Jay, last year. It was officially recommended as Canada’s national bird by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. This special outing will be an all- day trip to Ontario’s oldest Provincial Park: Algonquin. The focus of the trip will be to look for Canada Jays and other birds such as Spruce Grouse and winter finches. Early spring migrants are possible. Leaders for this outing are Martin Parker and Matthew Tobey.
This trip has an early departure in order to maximize the time spent in the park. A stop will be made in Bancroft on the way north. A visit to the park’s Visitor Centre will be included.
Meet in the north parking lot at the Peterborough Zoo, Water St. N. at 7:00 a.m. Dress according to the weather forecast for the park on the day of the outing and bring winter footwear. Bring binoculars, camera, lunch and change for admission to the Park. For those who wish, we may stop in Bancroft for supper.
Accessibility: Easy to moderate depending on the depth of the remaining winter snow.