Outings

Photo Galleries For Past Outings

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Birding outing to Alderville Black Oak Savanna. Leader: Roger Frost.
We will be looking for fall migrant warblers, thrushes and sparrows. Prairie grasses will be at maximum height at this time of year. This will be a half day outing. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. Meet at Hwy. 45 and 401 car pool lot at 8 a.m. or at the Savanna Nature Centre at 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Birding outing to the Lakeshore east of Cobourg. Leaders: Richard Pope & Margaret Bain.
We will search for loons, grebes, waterfowl, raptors and gulls. Meet at Cobourg Harbour at the foot of Hibernia St. at 8 a.m. Dress for the weather. This outing may extend a bit into the afternoon, so bring lunch.

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Birding outing to the Northumberland Forest. Leader: Roger Frost.
We will search for late fall migrants and perhaps winter finches. Meet at Hwy. 45 and 401 car pool lot at 8 a.m. or at Beagle Club Road parking area at 8:30 a.m. This will be a half day outing. Dress for the weather. Bring water and snacks.

November 30 – Peter’s Woods closing

Port Hope-Cobourg Christmas Bird Count – December 14, 2019
Rice Lake Plains Christmas Bird Count – January 1, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020
(this outing was cancelled due to weather and road conditions)
Birding outing to Amherst Island. Leader: Katsu Sakuma.
Search the island for owls, hawks, waterfowl and other winter birds. Meet at Cty. Rd. 45 and 401 car pool lot at 7:45 a.m. or at Amherst Island ferry dock in Millhaven to catch the 9:30 a.m. ferry. We will have to leave Cty. Rd. 45 at 7:45a.m. sharp in order to catch the ferry. Fare is $9.00 per car, so car pooling is encouraged. Bring lunch/snacks, water, binoculars and spotting scopes. Dress warmly. This is an all day outing.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Birding outing to Port Hope lakeshore. Leader: Roger Frost.
Meet at 8 a.m. at parking lot at west end of A.K. Sculthorpe Marsh, Lake Street, Port Hope. We will search the Port Hope waterfront and Lakeshore Rd. west of Port Hope for overwintering species. This will be a half day outing. Directions: From Peter Street, turn south at Hope St.S. Pass the railroad crossing, there is sharp left turn, which is Lake St. Follow Lake St. until another sharp left. The parking is on your right.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, WBFN outings were cancelled. Depending on conditions during the summer, we hope to have some outings in the fall.

Past Outings