Plenty for bird-watching!
May 4. Deschênes Rapids. An invitation of the Club des ornithologues de l’Outaouais (COO). This site has been declared an important bird area (IBA) by Nature Canada and there’s a tremendous amont of birds activity going on with the spring migration. We’ll look at aquatic birds on the river and marshes, as well as numerous passerines species in surrounding woods.
Rendez-vous: 8 am in parking lot, south end of Vanier Road in Aylmer. Your host: Gerhard Bruins email@example.com. We speak English.
May 5. Spring breeding of the Northern Raven. For years, Langis conducted ravens-nest inventories within the COO territory. He’ll guide us to many nesting spots along a circuit of roughly 100 km, between Gatineau and Eardley-Masham road. At the beginning of May, it’s highly likely that we’ll see offsprings at nest! re-registration with Monique Boivin 819-639-9919 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rendez-vous: 8 am at Tim Horton’s on Vanier road (near des Allumettières), in Aylmer. Carpooling possible. Bring a nourishing lunch. Your guide: Langis Sirois email@example.com. We speak English.
May 9. Thursday’s vesperal walk, Forêt de Chantegrive (Manoir des Trembles). Observing spring migration in an enchanting spot in the city’s heart, where the urban forest meets open spaces: Wood Duck, Baltimore Oriole, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, many warblers species and…thrushes! As well as many species of spring flowering plants.
Rendez-vous: 6 pm at the crossing of Blvd. Louise- Campagna and rue du Cygne, beside the bike path, Hull. Your hosts: Marie Bédard (819-595-2696) and Josée Soucie (819-682-9423). We speak English.
For detailed information about our activities (mostly open to everyone), contact the Club at our web site www.coo.qc.ca.