Tundra Swans & Waterfowl field trip to Long Point – NEW DATE

Update: March 8, 2018 from Joyce LeChasseur
The trip is a go for this Saturday March 10th, meeting at the Bronte and QEW carpool parking lot at 8 am.

I just returned from Long Point and did see a few swans flying and maybe two to three hundred in a few fields on Front St north of Port Rowen. I stopped at Bird Studies Canada and was told that the main thrust of Tundra Swans went through the Long Point area during the few warm days at the end of February. There are some stragglers, but it is anticipated that by next weekend most of these should be out of the area. There are many water fowl at Lee Brown and on Lake Erie. The feeders at the Bird Observatory were busy with Cardinals, White-throated Sparrows, Tree Sparrows and Junco.

If you still plan to attend with the new date, contact Joyce at lechasseurjo@gmail.com.

Original message:
The swans have started their migration from the east coast of the United States to the arctic tundra.  This is earlier than anticipated so the field trip scheduled for March 17th may be moved up to March 10th.  We will be scouting the Long Point area on March 8th and, if the swans have arrived, another notice will be posted to confirm the change in date.  For those interested in going on this trip, please register with the leader at lechasseurjo@gmail.com.

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