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Parking lot across from Esso

The Pipits: Long Point and area

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The Pipits: Long Point and area
The Pipits: Long Point and area

Time & Location

Mar 06, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Parking lot across from Esso, 160 Front Rd, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0, Canada

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Leader: Colleen, phone or text 289.795.6537

This WEDNESDAY  let's meet at 9am, at the intersection of the road (59) that goes across the Long Point causeway, and Front Road (42). There's an Esso on one corner, and a parking lot across the street. We can meet up at that parking lot.

Washroom facilities in the past consisted of a relatively tolerable porta potty at the Esso. I believe there is also a washroom at a laundromat in the little town near the ESSO. I don't know if it is currently open to the public. There are also washrooms at the Old Cut banding station.

Here is a link to a map of where we are meeting: https://goo.gl/maps/z2TyQAJyAKnEScYX6

We will be looking for Sandhill Cranes, and Tundra Swans out in the nearby farm fields. We will make a quick stop at Big Creek NWA Marsh, where we may see Northern Harriers hunting. We will next go to the Bird Studies banding location off Old Cut Road, and walk their small trail. I've seen Great Horned Owls and a number of other birds in the woods here; and they have feeders set up and regularly stocked. I hope as well to go to the Bird Studies headquarters, where there is a lovely trail to walk that travels through different habitats and has lookouts over the lake. A final stop would be nice if we're up to it and time permits, to check out the Port Rowan Restored Wetland. I don't know if this has any open water at this point. But it's a great spot for waterfowl in migration, so add this spot to your list of places to check when in the area!

I estimate that we will be at Long Point for a good 4-5 hours.

Bring food you can eat in your car, as we won't be making a lunch stop.

Dress for cold as it can be quite cold and windy looking out over the open fields. A scope would be useful at times.

Hope to see you there!

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