Geordie Ray and ‘Head Pipit’ Collen O’Reilly will lead a bird-themed walk at Kerncliff Park. Geordie has been a birder for about 50 years, and Colleen is the founder of the Pipits, a wonderful local bird group (thepipits.com). They have led walks together for the Pipits and for OFO, the Ontario Field Ornithologists (ofo.ca).
This will be an opportunity for folks to get out together into nature, to practice using iNaturalist and eBird to log reports about the various living things we find, to work collaboratively to identify those confusing fall migrants, and to have a fun morning!
We will see lots of beautiful scenery and we hope to see migrating songbirds, raptors, and marsh birds.
The walk will begin at the boardwalk over the wetland, go through the forest up to City View Park, along the edge of the escarpment to the road, and then back down to the Kerncliff parking lot.
The first portion of the trails is flat and groomed trail, but the remainder has ups and downs on more rugged trails.
The meeting place and time point is the parking lot at Kerncliff Park at 10am.
IMPORTANT DRIVING NOTE: One cannot drive down the ‘mountain’ on Kerns Road from Waterdown to reach Kerncliff Park.
One must come up Kerns Road from Burlington.