[Ontbirds]Invitation to June 5 Atlas outing to Wasaga Beach Square

Mike Cadman mcadman at uoguelph.ca
Wed Jun 2 13:43:30 EDT 2004

Hello all:

This Saturday, June 5, is Atlas Day. Activities are going on in many 
regions. Contact your RC to see if there's any special plans in place 
for your region.

If you don't have something planned for the day, this is an invitation 
to join us for a Square Bash in the Wasaga Beach square (17NK72). 
Amazingly enough, breeding evidence has been reported for only 4 species 
to date in this square, which had 90 species during the first atlas. 
Good birds during the first atlas included Red-shouldered Hawk, 
Whip-poor-will, and Canada Warbler. The square has a good variety of 
habitats, and includes Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, part of which is a 
rich dune and pine forest habitat.

If you're interested in coming, contact me if you can (see contact info 
below), but if you can't contact me, just show up. We'll be meeting at 
the Parking Lot of the Blueberry Trails Nordic Centre on Saturday June 5 
at 8 am. If you get there early, please start atlassing without us! You 
can print off a map of the square (17NK72) from: 
http://www.birdsontario.org/atlas/pdfdownload.jsp and can get a Coverage 
Summary sheet from: http://www.birdsontario.org/atlas/viewresults.jsp

I'll have copies of each on hand.

We'll divide into groups, each assigned a different part of the square. 
We'll get back together for a wrap up around mid-afternoon, but you can 
stay as long as you like.

To get to the meeting spot:
 >From Hwy 400 in Barrie, go north on Hwy 27 (Bayfield Street exit) to 
Elmvale. In Elmvale, turn left at Queen Street, which is Hwy 92. Follow 
Hwy 92 into Wasaga Beach. Then go left on Blueberry Trails, which is at 
the traffic lights at the OPP station. On Blueberry Trails, the first 
driveway on your left leads to the Blueberry Trails Nordic Centre. Meet 
in the Parking Lot at 8 a.m.

The weather is supposed to be good, so it should be a fun day!



MIke Cadman
Coordinator, Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas
Blackwood Hall, Room 211
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON
N1G 2W1
Phone 519-826-2094
Fax 519-826-2113
E-mail mcadman at uoguelph.ca

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