Field Trips

Sat Dec. 3rd - Metro Hot Spot Birding, HRM

Saturday, 03 December 2016 08:00

When: Saturday December 3 2016 - 8am – Metro Hot Spot Birding, HRM

Leader: Mike King 434-6099

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Meet at 8:00 a.m. at McCormack's Beach in Eastern Passage. We will check local sites for rarities and unusual birds. No Rain Date.

Leaders: Tony Millard
Phone: 902-440-2725
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Meet at 9:00am at the lower parking lot of Birch Cove Park in Dartmouth (at the end of Oakdale Crescent off Crichton Avenue). We will walk through Birch Cove Park before walking over to Sullivan's Pond, looking for a variety of species. Trip should last 2-3 hours approx. We will travel approx 2 kms on gravel ground, that is hilly in parts. Call ahead if raining. No storm date for this trip. We look forward to meeting you there and checking out these hidden gems in the "City of Lakes"

Thurs., Dec. 15 - Spry Bay Christmas Bird Count

Thursday, 15 December 2016 00:00

Contact: Jim Cameron (902) 885-2970
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or: Warren Parsons (902) 772-2207
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Time: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Level of difficulty – Difficult

Meet at the Spry Bay Community Hall (opens at 7:30 am). The Nova Scotia Sheet Harbour (NSSH) Christmas Bird Count is one of about 25 around the province. The count area extends in a circle around Taylor Head Park and from Tangier to Sober Island. All the trails in the park are covered in this survey. Birders are organized into groups from two to four and given designated areas to count. If you have a bird feeder, you’re also encouraged to send in your count.

Birders will meet after the count, to sum up the day’s count and have a delicious meal at the Spry Bay Community Hall. These counts are sponsored by the National Audubon Society, Bird Studies of Canada, NS Bird Society and the Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park Society.

Contact: Carol Klar 

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Phone: (902) 443-3385.

This will be a joint field trip with the Halifax Field Naturalists. Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot of McCormack’s Beach Provincial Park, just past Boondocks Restaurant in Eastern Passage. We’ll look for rare birds and regular winter visitors. Dress for cold weather and bring a lunch. Plan to carpool as much as possible. Storm date: Sunday January 15.