Hawks Over Cranberry Marsh

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Date(s) - 10/13/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tim Hortons, Lansdowne St West


Each fall as the hawks and other raptors are heading southwards they are blocked by the water of Lake Ontario. They will migrate westerly along the north shore of Lake Ontario looking for a way around the lake. On this outing we will travel to the Cranberry Marsh in Whitby, to observe the annual fall hawk watch. The hawk watch operates through the months of September and October. On the date of this trip there should be buteos and possibly eagles migrating through. The exact number will depend on the weather conditions, especially the wind direction. If the hawk migration is slow there will be lots of other things to see. The trip will also provide an excellent introduction to the prime hawk migration monitoring location on the north shore of Lake Ontario.

Meet trip leader, Martin Parker, at 9:00 a.m. in the Tim Horton’s parking lot at the Canadian Tire/Sobey’s Plaza, Lansdowne Street West. We will car pool for the travel to Cranberry Marsh. The trip will return in the late afternoon. Bring a packed lunch, binoculars, and clothes suitable for the weather forecast on the day of the outing. A portable chair for sitting in while looking for hawks would be advantageous.

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