Birding the North Shore of Lake Ontario

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Birding the North Shore of Lake Ontario

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trumpeter Swans

Birding the North Shore of Lake Ontario

Date:    Saturday March 9, 2019

Leader:    David Gascoigne     Phone: 519 725-0866 Cell: 226 747-7299;    Email:

Meeting Time/Place:    8:00 am. Meet at the commuter parking lot on Highway 6 just south of Highway 401.

Duration:    All day

Description:    First stop at the DesJardins Canal in Dundas, expect waterfowl, Hooded Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, American Tree Sparrow, Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Second stop is LaSalle Park in Burlington for the large concentration of Trumpeter Swans plus gulls and numbers of waterfowl. The boardwalk may yield Carolina Wren, Northern Mockingbird, woodpeckers, sparrows and the chance to hand feed Black-capped Chickadees. Next stop will be at Sioux Lookout Park, for the chance to see Long-tailed Ducks at close range, and “flying” underwater. Large rafts of Common Goldeneye and all three scoters are possible, plus Red-breasted and Common Mergansers, Bufflehead, and Mute Swans. Other stops at Paletta Park, Bronte Harbour, Lakeshore Promenade depend on recent reports. Plenty of washroom stops and a lunch stop. Pack a lunch and snacks if you need them. Dress for the weather; bring binoculars, scope, field guide and enthusiasm.


March 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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David Gascoigne
519 725-0866 Cell: 226 747-7299


Commuter Parking Lot – Highway 6 south of 401
1 Ontario 6
Morriston, ON Canada
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