December 3 (Sunday): Niagara River Gull Watch (Session 1)
Leaders : Justin Peter, Sarah and Bill Lamond, and Max Segler.
Tour hotspots along the Niagara River in search of gulls and Niagara specialties.
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (approximately)
Meeting Location: Meet 9:00 a.m. at 45 Front Street (Queen's Royal Park gazebo) in Niagara-on-the-Lake overlooking the mouth of the Niagara River. Search for birds here and all along the Niagara River as far south as is feasible during the day.
Public Transportation: Not available. However, car pooling is encouraged from the meeting place. Ride sharing requests can be posted on the OFO Discord server.
Terrain: Flat with slow pace.
What to bring: Water, sunscreen, optional packed lunch, snacks, warm clothing, rain gear for the spray close to the falls.
Facilities: Washrooms available en route.
Land Acknowledgement: We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement.
Who can come: Trip is for OFO members and a guest. One birding buddy may accompany registrant if required. Each session is limited to 30 participants.
Contact: Please contact trip leader in advance if you require accommodations, loaner binoculars by sending email to: email@example.com.
Transportation: Car transport is required for the weekend. Car pooling is strongly encouraged to reduce the number of cars and to allow those who do not have a car to attend. Please, register for the OFO Discord Server and post your car pooling request.
Niagara Parks Parking Pass: A Niagara Parks parking pass of $40 is strongly recommended for the weekend to avoid paying parking fees at each stopping place. The pass is good for one year from the date of purchase and can be purchased at https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-niagara-parks/plan-your-visit/parking-pass/. It's best to purchase this in advance and ask for it to be mailed to your home.