Quest for Canada’s New National Bird, Saturday, April 1st 2017

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Date(s) - 04/01/2017
All Day

Peterborough Zoo


The Gray Jay has recently came top of a vote to select Canada’s “national bird”.  This special outing will be an all-day trip to Ontario’s oldest Provincial Park – Algonquin.  The focus of the trip will be to look for Gray or Canada Jays and other birds characteristic of Algonquin, such as Spruce Grouse.  We will also keep an eye out for early spring migrants.  Leaders for this outing are Martin Parker and Matthew Tobey.

This trip has an early departure in order to maximize the time spent in the park.  A stop will be made in Bancroft on the way to the park.  A visit to the Park’s Visitor Centre will be included.

Meet in the north parking lot at the Peterborough Zoo, Water Street North at 7:00 a.m. Dress according to the weather forecast for the day of the outing and bring winter footwear.   Bring your binoculars, camera, and packed lunch.

Celebrate Canada’s 150th by seeing Canada’s new National Bird!

Accessibility – Easy to moderate depending on the depth of the remaining winter snow