Warbler Wonder

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05/27/2024 08:30 AM

Warbler Wonder

  • PaceTypes ,Leisurely,Medium
  • TerrainTypes ,Easy,Moderate
  • PaidOuting No

NOTE, this hike has reached the maximum amount of hikers allowed.

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Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): Meet at Colpoy’s Bay Dock Parking Lot located at 209 Bruce County Road 9 @ 8:30 a.m. What3Words location: ///relish.alertness.shunning. We will carpool to the hike start location – a short distance away.

Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely, Medium
Terrain: Easy, Moderate
Distance: 4 - 4 1/2 KM


Meet our feathered friends – the many and varied types of Warblers - at Sturgeon Bay Forest. Justin Johnson and Jacob Kloeze , Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) Biologists will provide birding interpretation during our morning hike. Sturgeon Bay Forest, a recently acquired Nature Conservancy of Canada property, is located on the east side of the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula, north of Wiarton. While exploring Sturgeon Bay Forest walking through both cedar and upland maple-beech deciduous forests, we may see the following species of warbler including Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, and Ovenbird. A variety of thrushes such as Veery and Hermit Thrush and other interior forest species including Red-eyed Vireo and Eastern Wood-pewee can also be seen here. No birding experience needed. We will be walking slowly and quietly, stopping as bird activity increases. Be prepared for a 3 - 4 hour hike. This is a small group hike. If the registration list is full, please add your name to the wait list. Birds observed/heard during this guided hike will contribute toward a PBTC Birding Badge.

What to Bring: Light backpack to carry a favourite bird ID book, binoculars, camera, waterbottle, snacks, insect repellent.

Prior to Hike: Optional - Download the Seek or Merlin Bird ID app (free) to your phone -to be used for ID purposes only - not for calling. A lightweight portable stool carried on/in your backpack may be handy.

What to Wear: Hat, sun-protective clothing, sturdy footwear with good tread. May be muddy –optional gators and waterproof hiking boots.

We may encounter some poison ivy during the hike.

Porta-pottie available at Colpoy's Bay Dock parking area.

Thank you Nature Conservancy Canada for preserving wildlife habitat and stewarding this property.