Birder's Guide

MAR 2017

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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27 March 2017 | Birder's Guide to Travel Wildlife Research Station Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail Whitney Hemlock Bluff Trail Bat Lake Trail Two Rivers Trail Pog Lake Campground Whitefish Lake Group Campground Old Railway Bike Trail Rock Lake Campground Coon Lake Campground Algonquin Visitor Centre Algonquin Logging Museum Beaver Pond Trail Leaf Lake Ski Trail Kearney Lake Campground Lake of Two Rivers Campground Killarney Lodge Trailer Sanitation Station Opeongo Access Point Opeongo Road Sunday Lake Rock Lake Road Lookout Trail Big Pines Trail Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail Centennial Ridges Trail Centennial Ridges Trail Booth's Rock Trail Track & Tower Trail Mew Lake Campground Highland Trail km 25 km 30 km 35 km 40 km 45 km 50 Brewer Lake Whitefish Lake Pog Lake Lake of Two Rivers Sasajewun Lake Lake Opeongo Jake Lake Old Airfield Canisbay Lake Linda Lake Lake Rock Lake EAST GATE Costello Lake Cameron Lake Road km 55 Further Information We recommend the Checklist and Seasonal Status of the Birds of Algonquin Provincial Park , with bar graphs showing extreme and average arrival and departure dates; Birds of Algonquin Provincial Park , a 40-page, picture-filled overview of the park's bird ecology; and Birds of Algonquin Park , an impressively detailed 474-page species-by-species account of the historical and current status, population trend, and behavior of each of the park's 278 bird species. We also like The Explorer's Guide to Algonquin Park , a 223-page detailed breakdown of where to go and how to get there, including tips for the best birding. These resources are available for purchase at the park Visitor Centre and Logging Museum and through The Friends of Algonquin Park at www.algonquinpark.on.ca. For information on birds throughout Ontario and beyond, we recommend visiting Bird Studies Canada at www.birdscanada.org. beg for food almost constantly from within the cavity, another excellent cue that can be heard until July. • Spruce Grouse. Individuals of this species can be extremely easy to find one minute but impossible the next. Keep your pa- tience handy. One of the best strategies is to look for them on the ground along trails or roads adjacent to their preferred black spruce habitat just after first light in the morning when they like to ingest small stones and pebbles to aid digestion in their

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