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Shorebirds and Monarchs
August 24 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 24th, Shorebirds and Monarchs, Presqu’ile Provincial Park
7:00 a.m. Sobey’s parking lot adjacent to Tim Horton’s in Sobey’s Plaza, Lansdowne Street West
Martin Parker and Matthew Tobey will lead this annual outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to view the gathering of shorebirds as they are making their migration from their Arctic breeding grounds to their wintering areas, primarily in the southern hemisphere. In the fall, the birds linger longer than in the spring. We will be visiting the viewing locations in the southern end of the beach to view the shorebirds and other fall migrants. The fall migrations of Monarch butterflies will be commencing at this time of the year and arrangements are being made with Park Staff to conduct a demonstration on Monarch banding for the participants of this outing. Time will be spent looking for some of the other species of fall butterflies.