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Date(s) - 28 May 2022
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Photography / Videography Category:   Birding and Nature.  Weather Dependent (or not): Light rain is OK

One of the best spots for bird and wildlife photography in the GTA, with some incredible water birds like marsh wrens, gadwalls, northern shovelers, wood ducks, grebes, and buffleheads.  In the early morning, with low wind, the water of the marsh can produce some excellent reflections for some great photo opportunities.

A moderate walk (2km) to Lynde Shores Conservation Area will provide a completely different set of birds, including woodpeckers, blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, wild turkeys and a variety of songbirds.   Although rare, sometimes hawks, eagles, osprey, and pileated woodpeckers can also be seen.

Website: http://www.torontobirding.ca/site/page/view/hawkwatch.cranberry

Date: May 28th, 2022

Time: 7am to 10am

Meet Location: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.8390848,-78.962265,17.09z

The Plan: Meet at the marsh, at the specified location tagged on Google Maps and detailed in the field trip document provided to registrants.  

Parking: Limited parking on the street, which is the perfect location.  Other paid parking is $6, and a short walk.


Washroom Facilities: There are no washroom facilities at the marsh.  But Lynde shores does have 1 washroom, but it’s about a 3km walk.

Food:  Bring your own food and water.

Physical Requirements:  
There are 2 parts to the field trip. 
Part A is along the shores of Lake Ontario that border on Cranberry Marsh and is not physically demanding.   
Part B is a loop that walks up to Lynde Shores and then back to Cranberry Marsh, and is about 5km and is moderate difficulty.

Registration:  10 members.  No minimum.

Registration Waitlist:  No waitlist.

Registration Cost: Other than parking, there are no costs.

Photo / Video Requirements: No requirements.

Photo / Video Restrictions: No restrictions.

Photo / Video Tips & Tricks: Tips and ideas will be provided to registrants.

Other Options / Notes: It’s not a long drive, due to restrictive parking, carpooling is recommended.

Rain Date: Light rain is fine and can even provide interesting photography. If heavy rain, then the event will be moved to May 29th.

Safety Considerations: Most of the paths and terrain aren’t difficult, but long pants and good hiking boots are recommended.  Also, a wide-brimmed hat is recommended.

RHCC will, at all times, follow all Federal and Provincial COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.  RHCC cannot guarantee that all participants have been fully or partially vaccinated.  By participating in this field trip, you accept that you are solely responsible for your health and well-being.

Liability Waiver: Members must accept the terms of the Liability Waiver for Richmond Hill Camera Club Field Trips/Outings and Workshops in order to participate in field trips.

Further details will be shared with members who register for this event.

Contact: Please email Tim Mayer with any questions. Email:




10 spaces
Sorry, this event is fully booked

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