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Aylmer WMA and Long Point for Tundra Swans and early migrants
March 24 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Every spring Tundra Swans arrive in Southern Ontario on their migration to their breeding grounds in the far north. The Aylmer Wildlife Management area is one of the more popular stops along the way for the Swans. The WMA has several ponds on the site where the local Naturalist club provides corn for the Swans to assist them on their trek. We will visit the site which has both indoor and outdoor viewing platforms to enjoy this spectacle. Depending on the day, upwards of 2000 Tundra Swans as well as Canada Geese, Mallards, and other ducks, and in the past Snow Geese have also been recorded at the site. Join birder Larry Staniforth on March 24 for a trip to view this wonderful spectacle. Trip will go rain or shine.
After the visit to Aylmer we will proceed on to the Long Point area where we may see many more Swans and possibly many Sandhill Cranes which also migrate through at this time. If ice conditions permit on the inner bay at Long Point, large numbers of waterfowl may be present.
Meet at the Wild Birds Unlimited parking lot at 951 Gordon St., Guelph at 7:00 am, where carpools will be arranged as necessary.
This event is kid-friendly, but will involve a long day. This event is NOT dog-friendly.
Bring refreshments; we will be stopping for lunch at a local restaurant along the way