Sun, Jul 09|
Carden Alvar Important Bird Area
The Pipits: Carden Alvar (3)
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Time & Location
Jul 09, 2023, 5:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Carden Alvar Important Bird Area, Kawartha Lakes, ON K0M 2B0, Canada
About the event
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This Sunday we will be going to the Carden Alvar!
It's a magical place, and each sequential visit you make there will show different aspects of the whole.
Let's meet at the South end of Wylie Road at 5:30 am.
From here we will make our way along Wylie all the way to Alvar Road. We should see Wilson's Snipes, a variety of Sparrows, Bluebirds, and perhaps Upland Sandpipers. Loggerhead Shrike breed in the area so we may see them as well.
Bring a scope if you have one.
There are no washrooms along this route, and the road takes several hours to drive - we drive slowly, stopping frequently. For lack of a more delicate way to phrase this, our journey may necessitate roadside pee stops. Please bring some ziploc bags or something to collect any toilet paper you use - we don't want to leave anything behind. We probably won't get to a washroom until after noon.
After this we will head off to Prairie Smoke trail for a hike.
Bring food you can eat in the car, and lots of drinks to stay hydrated.
Be prepared for driving Wylie Rd - it is a rough road and requires a vehicle with good clearance. I'm fine with my RAV4 - I probably wouldn't want to try this in a car with less clearance.
My phone number is 289.795.6537. Feel free to call or text me if you need.
Looking forward to seeing those who can attend!