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October 2019

Water Birds and other Late Migrants of the Pigeon Lake area: Sunday, October 27

October 27 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Water Birds and other Late Migrants of the Pigeon Lake area, Sunday, October 27, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Jerry Ball will lead us to the east shore of Pigeon Lake looking for migrating waterfowl, Bonaparte’s Gulls and Northern Shrike. Meet at the Riverview Park and Zoo, Water Street North at 8:00 a.m.where carpooling will be arranged. Dress appropriately for the weather of the day and bring gas money, binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. Accessibility: Easy

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November 2019

Fall Shorebirds and Waterfowl at Presqu’ile Provincial Park: Sunday, November 3

November 3 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Country Style at Old Keene Rd, 779 Hwy 7
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Fall Shorebirds and Water Birds at Presqu’ile Provincial Park Sunday, November 3, 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Jerry Ball will lead a day-long trip to view migrant birds at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, with other stops of interest on the way. Expect to see many interesting waterfowl. Bring a packed lunch, binoculars and, if you have them, a spotting scope and rubber boots (not essential). Bring a contribution for gas if carpooling and the entry fee to the park. Meet at…

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The Anthtopocene’s animal? Coywolves as feral cotravelers

November 13 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Guest speaker: Stephanie Rutherford is an Associate Professor in the Trent School of the Environment, and also teaches and advises in the MA and PhD programs in Sustainability Studies, Cultural Studies, and Canadian and Indigenous Studies. She is the co-author of Historical Animal Geographies, published in 2018. In Canadian cities and towns their presence is well known and feared. The coywolf is "an unsettled mixture" crossing the supposed species lines between wolf, coyote, and dog; the spatial assignments of wild,…

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Wave Riders of Rice Lake: Sunday, November 24th

November 24 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Wave Riders of Rice Lake: Sunday, November 24 – 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Join Martin Parker for this traditional Grey Cup afternoon exploration of sites along the northwestern shore of Rice Lake.  We will be looking for the later migrating ducks and other birds.  Highlights will be the rafts of ducks riding the waves of Rice Lake and the scenic vistas overlooking the lake.  Meet outside Tim Horton’s in the Canadian Tire/Sobey’s Plaza on Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough. Bring binoculars,…

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December 2019

World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls: Sunday, December 1

December 1 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls: Sunday, December 1 – 7:00 a.m. This day trip will be a birding outing to the Niagara River, a designated Important Birding Area due to the variety and number of gulls which utilize the river in the late fall.  More species can be observed in a day than anywhere else in the world.  There will be thousands of gulls consisting of ten or more species.  Besides the gulls there will be other water birds, and…

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