Guided Tours

The Algoma District is home to species a great variety of species. 333 species have been recorded here all-time, with 240-260 being recorded each year. During spring migration, you can easily record over 100 species in a single day. 

In the winter months, winter finches such as Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, and Common Redpoll can be abundant. Sharp-tailed Grouse can be found in snow-covered agricultural fields. In the spring and summer, Brewer's Blackbird can be found along the roadways along those same fields. North of Sault Ste. Marie, there is boreal forest like habitat, making species like Boreal Chickadee, Black-backed Woodpecker, Canada Jay, and Spruce Grouse a possibility.   

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory in Michigan, a major migrant trap, is just over an hour drive from Sault Ste. Marie. Also on the Michigan side is the Rudyard Flats, which is one of the best places in North America to find Snowy Owls in the winter. 

For more information or to inquire about a tour, please contact me at 705-297-0677 or dorschtbirding@gmail.com.

Scheduled Tours:

Vernon Nature Area in Kenora
Sponsored by the Ontario Field Ornithologists
Date: August 30, 2020
Meet: 7:30am in the parking lot
Cost: Free for Ontario Field Ornithologist members
Description: We will spend the morning hiking the trails, looking for migrating songbirds. Please dress for the conditions and wear sturdy footwear. Binoculars are recommended.
Note: Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, there is potential for this field trip to be cancelled. Please stay tuned or contact me for more information.

St. Joseph Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Sponsored by the Ontario Field Ornithologists
Date: October 10, 2020
Meet: 8am at site gate (corner of A Line Road and Fort Road on St. Joseph Island)
Cost: Free for Ontario Field Ornithologist members
Description: From the site gate, we will walk in along the paved road, looking for songbirds and owls in the woods. When we get to the ruins of Fort St. Joseph, we will watch for waterbirds and migrating raptors before walking out again. There will be approximately 8km of easy walking in total. A scope is highly recommended, if you have one that you can carry in.
Note: Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, there is potential for this field trip to be cancelled. Please stay tuned or contact me for more information.


Private Tours:

I am willing to provide private birding tours, depending on my availability. Tours can be tailored to most group sizes and we can target any birds that you desire.

Available dates:

Due to the current worldwide health concerns, I am conducting private tours for the time being. I will still be available for any consulting work that I can do independently in a safe manner.  

For dates beyond the ones listed, please contact me to inquire about my availability. Early morning and evening tours may be available on dates not listed here if there is enough daylight.

Rates:

Full Day (~8 hours) - $70/person
Half Day (~4 hours) - $40/person

The above rates are based on a minimum of two clients per tour and are subject to change. Rates for tours of alternative lengths than those listed above or for destinations that require a significant distance of travel will be determined when you schedule.

GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE

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