Wed, Feb 28|
The Pipits: Algonquin Park
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Time & Location
Feb 28, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – Feb 29, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
Algonquin Park, Algonquin Park, ON K0J 2M0, Canada
About the event
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Leader: Colleen, phone or text 289.795.6537
This WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, I am making my annual birthday trip up to stay in Dwight, just outside the West Gate of Algonquin Park! Last year 13 Pipits joined me for a day, and we had a fantastic and very productive trip; as well as some visiting at my cabin in the evening to celebrate. It was lovely!
Trip description: This will be a two day outing, consisting of two half days!
On Wednesday Feb 28 we will meet in the early afternoon, and walk the trails at the Logging Museum, and the Spruce Bog. We will be looking for Black Backed Woodpeckers, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadees, winter finches, and Canada Jays.
On Thursday Feb 29 we will meet in the morning, and drive Opeongo Road up to the gated point, walk in about a km or so, and see if we can find Canada Jays, and various winter finches. We will then drive to the Old Airfield for a walk around the field, and visit the Mew Lake Campground and see if we can find the Pine Martens. If people are interested, we can also hike a couple km in on a logging road to the back end of Mizzy Lake Trail - to West Rose Lake and Wolf Howl Pond. This is a beautiful trip, and can also be productive.
The trails can be icy in Algonquin, I suggest people bring icers (spikes for their boots); dress in your warm winter gear; and make sure you've got a full tank of gas when you are leaving Huntsville. There is a fair amount of driving to get to the different areas within the Park.
Washrooms: Visitor Centre; Spruce Bog parking lot; Mew Lake Campground; Mizzy Lake trail parking lot
Accommodations: there are a number of places to stay in the Dwight area, and even more in Huntsville, however Huntsville is still a drive from the Park, and to get to the trails there is also the drive across the Park. Feel free to email me for suggestions; I recommend you arrange accommodations as soon as possible, as they tend to fill up for the winter.
Looking forward to seeing those who can attend!