Sunday, May 6, 2018
Join MVFN for an all-day birding trip in the Westport area, looking for warblers and some other birds not often seen locally.
7:45 – 8:00 AM: meet for parking and carpooling at Jim Atack’s, 407 Shipman Drive, Almonte
Morning birding: Stops at Wolfe Lake and along Canoe Lake Road, on the way to the Hahn Farm. At the Hahn Farm we will walk in (1.6 km) to the cottage on a private lake. We will eat our lunch there.
Afternoon: We will go to the other side of Westport to the Porter Road, which goes along a large area of wetlands. On the way in there is a farm that has had a pair of Blue-gray gnatcatchers residing in an old barn for many years. No pesticides have been used on the farm for over 50 years.
5:00 PM: arrive back in Almonte
Pre-registration: You must pre-register. The trip is limited to four cars, so please register early with Jim Atack at: or 613-461-0299. If in doubt about the weather on Sunday, call Jim by 7:15 AM to confirm.
Bring: Binoculars, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, lunch and snacks. There may or may not be stops where spotting scopes would be useful.