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Ontario 2010
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Our ninth, almost annual, shared expenses adventure in Ontario for winter birds.
(Previous trips -
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001)

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Trip Report by Connie Goldman
Photos by Bert Filemyr
Photos by Karl Lukens, Set 1
Photos by Karl Lukens, Set 2
Photos by Connie Goldman
Photos by Mike Rosengarten
Photos by Ann Scott

Bird Pictures by Bert FIlemyr
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Reports "From the Road"!

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

February 15-19, 2010
Participants: Bert Filemyr, Ann Scott, Karl Lukens, Connie Goldman, Mike Rosengarten

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(Details will be firmed up as the trip gets closer)

Night in:
Straight driving distance:
Day 1
Monday February 15
Amherst Island

Left Meadowbrook at 5:30 am. Pick up Ann.
Stoped at the DuPont Hot Ponds in Kingston
Caught the 1:30 pm ferry to Amherst Island. Birded the east end of the island and Owl Woods.


400 miles

Day 2
Tuesday February 16

Kingston and Ottawa Areas

Birded the Ottawa area targeting local specialties and vagrant birds.

Comfort Inn West (Katana)

Day 3
Wednesday February 17
Algonquin Park
Birded Algonquin Park including Oponogo Road, Visitor Center, Spruce Bog Trail, campgrounds, etc.
Comfort Inn
Day 4
Thursday February 18
Huntsville, Bracebridge, Orillia, Niagara Falls areas
After a stop at feeders in Bracebridge, we worked our way down to the Orillia area. As the day ended we checked Hamilton Harbor and the Ontario lakeshore for waterfowl before moving on to Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls
Hampton Inn
205 miles

Day 5
Friday February 19

Niagara Falls area, spots on the way home.
We will checked along the Niagara River waterfawl and lingering gulls. By noon we were heading home.
Home sweet home


Timing –
Monday Morning
Karl will spend Sunday night at Bert’s.
Connie and Mike will arrive at Bert’s by 5:30 am
Quick stop for coffee
Pick up Ann
Head north
This will be a trip of quick lunches (mostly Tim Horton's)
Dinners will be at appropriate restaurants.
We have three rooms each night. Bert and Karl in a double. Connie and Ann in a double. Mike in a single. All lodging costs will be split equally.
Locations are posted above.
Documentation - IMPORTANT
Bring your passport. You need this to enter Canada and then to reenter the US.
Gas, Tolls, etc.
Since this is a “shared expenses trip” Ann will keep track of tolls, gas, parking, etc. After the trip we will figure out each person’s share.
Weather Contingency Plan
We are going.
Dress warm, we all know the drill.
Since there are six of us there will be using a roof carrier. It will be hard to get into it during the day. Plan accordingly
A checklist has been made up and we will do the traditional evening compilation each night. Lead person for each night: Monday – Connie, Tuesday – Karl, Wednesday – Mike, Thursday - Ann, Friday - group effort as we drive home.
Feel free to bring CDs for the ride. Bert will have his iPod. (You have been warned!). Satellite radio is available in the van.


Algonquin Park
Huntsville, Ontario
Huntsville Forester (local newspaper)

Amherst Island Owl Woods
Muskoka Bird Board

Simcoe Bird Board
Ontario Listserv
Ontario Birding
Muskoka Field Naturalists
Ontario Field Ornithologists
Ottawa Birding

Weather / Road Conditions
Highway Conditions
Online temperature conversion

Muskoka Snowmobile Region
Canadian Curling Association
3 Guys and a Stove