August 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Sidney Spit Ferry
Saturday, August 27
FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 3)
It’s the time of year to make the trek over to Sidney Spit to look for interesting shorebirds on their southern migration. There have been some good ones reported from there—Baird’s Sandpiper, Sanderlings, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, maybe even that illusive Buff-breasted Sandpiper! Also close-up Purple Martins and other passerines in the woods. Mike and Barb McGrenere will be our leaders. Bring a lunch and drinks.
We will go over on the ferry from Sidney that leaves at 10:00 a.m. Be there about an hour early to buy your ticket as it can sell out. Cost is $19 for adults ($16 seniors). Ferry leaves from the foot of Beacon Ave. Allow enough time to find a place to park. Parking rates vary on how far you are willing to walk. The return ferry leaves the island at 1:00, 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. so you can choose how long you wish to stay.
Contact Mike at 250-658-8624 or Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca if you need more information.