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World Migratory Bird Day – Otonabee Gravel Pits

May 11 @ 8:00 AM 12:00 PM

In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, Steve Paul will lead a spring tour of the Otonabee Gravel Pits. This site is a former gravel pit that is managed by Otonabee Conservation and it is one of the top birding hotspots in the Peterborough area. The scenery is beautiful. There are great views of the ponds and the 3 km loop takes you through a large meadow and a forest as well. We will be watching for shorebirds and early migrant activity, but you never know what else we may see. As this year’s theme (refer to page 22) is celebrating both birds and insects, we will try to capture some sightings in iNaturalist. Bring your camera and binoculars and dress for the weather. There is poison ivy along the trails and with

higher water levels some spots may be wet, so rubber boots are a good idea. Ticks are always a possibility as well.

To register, contact Steve after May 6 at [email protected]. Details on the meeting place will be sent a couple of days before the outing. Accessibility: easy to moderate

Saturday, May 11 8 to 12 p.m. 15 participants