Presqu’ile: Shorebirds and Monarch migrate

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Date(s) - 09/15/2018
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tim Horton's, Sobey's Plaza


Join us for the annual outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to view the gathering of migrating shorebirds as they make their way from their Artic breeding grounds to their wintering areas, mostly in the southern hemisphere. In the fall birds tend to linger longer than in the spring. We will visit viewing locations at the southern end of the beach.

The falll migration of monarch butterflies will also be commencing at this time and arrangements are being made with park staff for a demonstration of banding. We will also look out for other species of butterflies.

The outing will be led by Martin Parker and Matthew Tobey. Our early departure will increase the chances of seeing a good variety of shorebirds before they are disturbed by people and falcons. We will return to Peterborough mid-afternoon.

Meet at Tim Horton’s in Sobey’s Plaza on Landsdowne Street West, from where we will carpool. Come ready to contribute to gas costs.

Bring a packed lunch, binoculars, camera and a scope, if you have one.

Accessibilty: easy