Monday, 19 January 2015

Lunch Birding Route

Recently, Ken Burrell and I have been doing a driving route at lunch to help break up the day and see what birds might be found around our office in Waterloo.  So far, the highlights have been a Merlin, a White-throated Sparrow and today we had a male Pileated Woodpecker and a pair of Bald Eagles returning to their nest near the Conestogo River.  We are almost up to 30 species in just a few days of surveys and the route certainly has potential as a Snowy Egret was seen here just this past summer!  It's fun to pick a spot and bird consistently to see what you can turn up, it doesn't matter if it is Point Pelee or your own backyard, consistency is the key!

I managed to snap a few distant shots of the Pileated Woodpecker through some brush and one of the Bald Eagles.


  1. Sounds fun! It's neat how checking a spot regularly can (seemingly) make it more exciting when you see something unexpected.

  2. Yea man! Especially in the dull winter!