Point Pelee 2018 - Trips

Please arrive 15 minutes before departure and bring a packed lunch for the full day trips. Trip leaders are knowledgeable, local birders. Car pooling from the meeting place is encouraged. Note that the field trip schedule may be adjusted. Please confirm the field trip agenda here.

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Friday, September 28

ALL DAY

7:30-3:30
St. Clair National Wildlife Area. Drive to St. Clair NWA in search of marsh birds and migrants. Meet at Roma Club parking lot at 7:30 or 8:30 at St. Clair NWA parking lot (off Balmoral Line at Town Line Rd).
7:30-3:30
Ojibway Nature Centre, Essex and Harrow. Tour Ojibway Nature Centre and Ojibway Prairie Complex. Search for migrant passerines and later view shorebirds at the Essex and Harrow sewage lagoons (NW of Harrow on the 3rd Concession). Meet at Roma Club parking lot at 7:30 or 8:30 at Ojibway Nature Centre 5200 Matchette Rd, Windsor.
7:30-3:30
Big Creek & Holiday Beach Conservation Area Drive to Holiday Beach to look for migrants and learn about banding and hawk counts. We will visit Harrow sewage lagoons after lunch. Meet at the Roma Club parking lot at 7:30 or 8:15 at Holiday Beach CA entrance (6952 Co. Rd. 50). Fee area.
7:30-3:30
Tower Birding at Point Pelee National Park Bird from the top of the new 80 ft tip tower overlooking Lake Erie and the entire tip region. Drop in anytime during the day. Map

MORNING

7:30-11:30
Birding at Point Pelee National Park Hike along one or more of the many trails in the park to look for fall migrants. Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre.
7:30-11:30
Kayak through Point Pelee Marsh Enjoy a guided paddle through the marsh in search of skulking marsh birds. Meet at the Marsh Boardwalk. (Space limited, pre-registration and kayak or canoe rental required).
7:30-11:30
Point Pelee Birding Area Local hotspots including Hillman Marsh, the onion fields and Wheatley Harbour. Meet at the Roma Club parking lot.
7:30-11:30
Two Creeks and Kopegaron CA Explore Two Creeks CA and Kopegaron CA in the Wheatley area. Meet at Two Creeks CA parking lot (on the north side of Wheatley on Chatham-Kent Rd 1).

AFTERNOON

1:00-3:30
Birding at Point Pelee National Park Hike along one or more of the many trails in the park to look for fall migrants. Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre.
1:00-3:30
Point Pelee Birding Area Tour local hotspots including Hillman Marsh, the onion fields and Wheatley Harbour. Meet at Roma Club parking lot.
1:00-3:30
Two Creeks and Kopegaron CA in the Wheatley area Meet at Two Creeks parking lot (on the north side of Wheatley on Chatham-Kent Rd 1).

Saturday, September 29

ALL DAY

7:30-3:30
St. Clair National Wildlife Area Drive to St. Clair NWA in search of marsh birds and migrants. Meet at Roma Club parking lot at 7:30 or 8:30 at St. Clair NWA parking lot (off Balmoral Line at Town Line Rd).
7:30-3:30
Ojibway Nature Centre, Essex and Harrow Tour Ojibway Nature Centre and Ojibway Prairie Complex. Later view shorebirds at the Essex and Harrow sewage lagoons (NW of Harrow on the 3rd Concession). Meet at Roma Club parking lot at 7:30 or 8:30 at Ojibway Nature Centre 5200 Matchette Rd, Windsor.
7:30-3:30
Big Creek & Holiday Beach CA Drive to Holiday Beach to look for migrants and learn about banding and hawk counts. We will visit Harrow sewage lagoons after lunch. Meet at the Roma Club parking lot at 7:30 or 8:15 at Holiday Beach CA entrance (6952 Co. Rd. 50). Fee area.
7:30-3:30
Amherst Point to Harrow Explore the extreme southwestern tip of Ontario at this wetland on Amherst Point bordering the mouth of the Detroit River and other sites in the Amherstburg area. Meet at the Roma Club parking lot at 7:30 or at Ducks on the Roof Restaurant, 1430 Front Rd South Amherstburg (at the junction of Front Rd South and hwy 20) at 8:15. This trip is limited to 5 cars so car pooling may be required.
7:30-3:30
Tower Birding at Point Pelee National Park The new 80 ft tip tower overlooks Lake Erie and the entire tip region. Drop in anytime during the day. Map
7:30-3:30
Lake Watch at Point Pelee National Park Watch for rarities flying by at the tip. Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre.
8:00 - 3:00
Young Birders Big Day at Point Pelee and Area Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre. Pizza lunch provided. (Note: notify park staff at the entrance gate if you plan to leave the park after dropping off youth at the Visitor Centre.)

MORNING

7:30-11:30
Birding at Point Pelee National Park Hike along one or more of the many trails in the park to look for fall migrants. Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre. Map
7:30-11:30
Kayak through Point Pelee Marsh Enjoy a guided paddle through the marsh in search of skulking marsh birds. Meet at the Marsh Boardwalk. (Space limited, pre-registration and kayak or canoe rental required).
7:30-11:30
Nature Photography Workshop Improve your photo graphy skills while birding at Point Pelee NP. Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre. Space is limited.
7:30-11:30
Point Pelee Birding Area Tour local hotspots including Hillman Marsh, the onion fields and Wheatley Harbour. Meet at the Roma Club parking lot.
7:30-11:30
Two Creeks and Kopegaron CA in the Wheatley area Meet at Two Creeks CA. parking lot (on the north side of Wheatley on Chatham-Kent Rd 1).

AFTERNOON

1:00-3:30
Birding at Point Pelee National Park Hike along one or more of the many trails in the park to look for fall migrants. Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre.
1:00-3:30
Nature Photography Workshop for Beginners Improve your photography skills while birding at Point Pelee NP. Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre. Space limited.
1:00-3:30
Point Pelee Birding Area Tour local hotspots including Hillman Marsh, the onion fields and Wheatley Harbour. Meet at the Roma Club parking lot.
1:00-3:30
Two Creeks and Kopegaron CA in the Wheatley area Meet at Two Creeks CA parking lot (on the north side of Wheatley on Chatham-Kent Rd. 1).

Sunday, September 30

MORNING

7:30-11:30
Lake Watch at Point Pelee National Park Watch for rarities flying by at the tip. Experience the magic of Pelee. Meet at the Point Pelee National Park Visitor Centre.
7:30-11:30
Tower Birding at Point Pelee National Park Bird from the top of the new 80 ft tip tower overlooking Lake Erie and the entire tip region. Drop in anytime during the day. Map
7:30-11:30
Point Pelee Birding Area Tour local hotspots including Hillman Marsh, the onion fields and Wheatley Harbour. Meet at Roma Club parking lot.
7:30-11:30
Nature Photography Workshop Improve your photography skills while birding at Point Pelee NP. Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre. Space limited.
7:30 ? 11:30
Young Birders Birding at Point Pelee NP Tip and Park Trail Meet at the Point Pelee NP Visitor Centre. (Note: notify park staff at the entrance gate if you plan to leave the park after dropping off youth at the Visitor Centre.)
8:00-11:30
Comber Big O Woods and Lakeshore migration hotspot Meet at the Roma Club parking lot at 8:00 or 8:30 at the Big O parking lot in Comber (on Hwy 77 at southern edge of the village).
8:30-11:30
Rondeau Provincial Park then Blenheim Sewage Lagoons Join the group at 8:30a.m. at the Rondeau's Visitor Centre; or later at 1:30 p.m. at the entrance to the Blenheim sewage lagoons. Provincial Park pass required.

AFTERNOON

1:30-3:30
Blenheim Sewage Lagoons Meet up with the Rondeau trip at the Blenheim Sewage lagoons for migrating shorebirds (on the west side of Blenheim just north of Co Rd 3 (Talbot Trail) on Lagoon Rd).