Moose Observation 2010
September 30, 2010
Period: September 17th to October 31st 2010
Activity Days: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Dawn: 6:00 am to 10:00 am- Meeting Place: Main Lodge of Montmorency Forest at 5:45 am
Dusk: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Meeting Place: Main Lodge of Montmorency Forest at 3:45 pm
N.B.: Starting October 15th
Dawn: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm– Meeting Place: Main Lodge of Montmorency Forest at 2:45 pm
Duration: 4 hours - Maximum Capacity: 7 people per group
Reservations required: Forêt Montmorency (418) 656-2034
MEETING PLACE: Main Lodge of Montmorency Forest (Pavillon Forêt Montmorency), route 175, Kilometer Marker 103
Rate: $26 + tax/person/per observation period
** Includes: guide, 4x4 transportation & loan of binoculars **
- A guided hike in the heart of the boreal forest within the natural moose habitat. The walking distance varies according to the selected site from 1 to 5 km. The observation site is chosen by the guide based on previous tracking of moose and weather conditions. Several sites are used in rotation in order to diminish disturbance of wildlife and to increase a successful observation.
- An interpretation of the fauna & flora of the Montmorency Forest’s balsam fir-white birch.
- The interpretation of the moose’s behavior and the identification of signs of its presence: tracks, droppings and markings.
- A period of alertness* for an hour and a half, and the moose calling performed by your guide, Pierre Leloup.
*There is no minimum age to participate to the activity, however, to ensure a smooth running of the excursion, participants must be able to undertake a period of silent lookout for a period of two hours.
What to bring:
- Warm clothes (ideally dark and silent material), boots, tuque & mittens.
- A light snack, water for the hike, (camera is optional).
- Avoid scented cosmetics.
The successful observation of wild animals is not guaranteed. According to the experience of our guide Pierre Leloup, the success rate of moose watching of the event at the Montmorency Forest is 75%. In addition, several other species are regularly observed: beaver, porcupine, fox, loon, and birds of prey. Other species are occasionally observed: black bear, timber wolf, and Canada lynx.
Source : Forêt Montmorency