Great Egrets at Deschênes rapids
August 24: Wednesdays of the Great Egret at Deschênes Rapids. Here’s an activity by the Club des ornithologues de l’Outaouais (COO), in collaboration with the Division de l'animation culturelle du Service des arts, of Gatineau. For a sixth summer, the purpose of this weekly outing is to observe and number Great Egrets as they return for the night in their heronry and dormitory (on Conroy Island) in Deschênes rapids. We’ll be at the belvedere along the cycling path. Your expert Rodolphe, with your help, will make sure to miss nothing that’s going on. The rapids at sunset, these elegant white wading birds and the other birds on the move will give an impressive show for sure. An activity open to all.
Rendez-vous: 6 pm at Rapides Deschênes parking (south end of Vanier road in Aylmer). We’ll stay out until around 8:30 pm. Your guide: Rodolphe Dubois (819-685-9159).
For information about birding club activities (mostly open to everyone), contact the COO or visit their web site www.coo.qc.ca .