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Early Morning Birding

Early Morning Birding

They say the early bird catches the worm! Early morning is the best time to catch our returning bird species.
You are invited to join Cliff Bennett on an early morning birding outing

Because last Wednesday morning was snowy, the early morning outing to the Al Potvin Trail was cancelled.
By popular request, Cliff Bennett will lead an outing to the Al Potvin Trail on

Wed. April 22
6:00 A.M. til 8:00 A.M.
Meet at Tim Horton’s, Almonte

Everyone welcome. Come out and see the sunrise and get in some bird watching experience.

For the April 15 outing, eight intrepid bird enthusiasts showed up at Union Hall at 6:00 A.M. to bird the 12th line to Taylor Lake. An amazing 33 species were counted including five species of ducks, loons, great blue herons, bluebird, ruffed grouse, wild turkeys, kestrels and a sharp-shinned hawk. Can this number be exceeded on the 22nd?

Bring your coffee, binoculars and good walking shoes/boots.

You don’t have to register beforehand, just show up.

Friends and children welcome.

For more information, contact Cliff at 613.256.5013 or