topnav_end_left
header_bottom
Recent News
Canoe raffle winners pick up their prize.
The winners of this year痴 draw for the ClearWater Designs Kawartha canoe are John and Lesley Cree and their sons, Warren and Graham, from North .....Full Story
October 27, 2014
Re-surface of Park Entrance Road
Road Construction at Presqu段le Provincial Park began during the week of Oct 14, 2014, and will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. The .....Full Story
October 23, 2014
Annual Raffle
Annual Raffle for Clearwater Design Kawartha Canoe The winning ticket, Number 1431, was drawn on Sunday, October 12, 2014 and the winner has been .....Full Story
October 19, 2014
Monarchs and Migrants Weekend
Monarchs and Migrants Weekend August 30-31/2014 The migration season is now underway at Presqu段le and the 30th annual Monarchs and .....Full Story
August 14, 2014
Autumn Comes Early
Despite the beautiful warm weather autumn has come to Presqu段le, or at least fall migration is here. Shorebirds that nest in the arctic .....Full Story
July 25, 2014

Waterfowl Weekend

Presqu'ile's Waterfowl Weekend have been an annual tradition since 1977.  But the waterfowl that are the stars of the event have been coming through Presqu'ile for much longer than that.
 
Presqu'ile Bay is a major stopping area for waterfowl as they make their way north in the spring.  Spring for waterfowl starts as soon as the ice starts leaving the bay.  The ducks congregate along the retreating ice edge, diving under the ice to find areas of newly exposed food.  Numbers can reach 20,000 birds on some days and twenty different species seen on one day is not an unusual occurrence.
 
Photo David Bree

This congregation of waterfowl is a world-class wildlife spectacle and Waterfowl Weekends is about introducing people to this spectacle. 

In mid-March volunteer naturalists are positioned at various viewing hides around the park with telescopes to help people find and identify the up to 25 species of ducks, geese and swans that annually use the Presqu'ile Bay to rest and feed.  We also have daily children's activities including a self-guided scavenger hunt and duck-oriented naturalist-led program at the Nature Centre.

During this weekend volunteers with scopes are situated at key areas to help visitors find and identify the different waterfowl species. The Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, open 10am to 4pm will be the "inside" focus of activity with 'ducky' displays and children's activities. The Friends' Gift Shop will be open and they will have snacks and warm drinks for sale. Dave Richards, the Bushnell Rep, will also be there to showcase their optical equipment and answer any questions you might have about binoculars and telescopes.

See Calendar of Events for this year's dates.

Contact David Bree at 613 475 4324, ext 225 or david.bree@ontario.ca for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

 
 
 
 
spacer
Newsletter Header


Please look at the text on this image and type it, exactly as shown, into the field provided.