Jean Hampson and her husband Bob Highcock are conducting our sixth annual Victoria Day bird watching tour at a NEW location!
Join us as we stroll through the lush Carolinian forest and search for colourful birds of the woods such as Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Buntings and multiple species of Warbler. Last year we spotted a White-eyed Vireo in this location which is a hard to find bird in Niagara. Although we can't promise you this, we will be rewarded with other sightings as well as looks at wildflowers and interesting insects. There is also a pond where we may see waterfowl and turtles.
"Niagara Birds" by John E. Black and Kayo J. Roy lists our new secret location in their 40-best birding hotspots in the Niagara Region. I will unveil the location when you call to book. But here is a hint! Niagara Birds: "If you are interested in Carolinian species such as Hooded Warbler or Red-headed Woodpecker you may wish to visit this 28-hectare park near Fonthill."
For beginners and experts alike. If you’d like to pack a picnic lunch we will eat after our walk.
If you book this tour, you'll receive a 15% discount for a stay on this weekend, at Niagara Nature Tours Bed and Breakfast, Bonnybank, in the middle of The Owl Foundation in Vineland.
Please call Carla to register soon because space is limited for such a fieldtrip. Call 905-562-3746 or email her by clicking here to reserve your spot!
Bob Highcock is a keen birder that has assisted with many bird counts in the Niagara Region. He is the President of the Peninsula Field Naturalists Club and author of the birding blog, Tales of the Nishiki. When he's not working in the science education industry, Bob can usually be found in the field with his wife Jean Hampson, searching for their next Niagara lifer bird or finding an interesting trail for a club outing.
Jean Hampson graduated from Brock University with a science degree specializing in biology. In her career at the humane society, Jean was the go to person for bird identification. She is currently a member of the Peninsula Field Naturalists Club board of directors. Jean enjoys birding in Niagara and beyond with her husband Bob Highcock and spotting lifers for their ever growing lists.