Amherst Island

Bruce DiLabio bruce.dilabio at
Sat Feb 16 18:53:48 EST 2002

Hello Ont. birders
                Visited Amherst Island yesterday February 15th and had a
great day "Owling". In the Owl Woods observed  one Great Horned Owl, one
Northern Saw-whet Owl and 9 Long-eared Owls. The L.E.'s were in both the
cedars and the jack pine plantation.    During the late afternoon we had
6 Snowy Owls and 12 Short-eared  Owls at the east end (KFN property) of
the Island. Off the point were 51 Tundra Swan, 78 Gadwall, 1
White-winged Scoter, and 1 Hooded Merganser . Earlier in the day saw 2
meadowlarks along the South Shore Rd.
                                                    Good Birding

Directions: Amherst Island is 16 km west of Kingston.  Take exit # 593
from Highway
401, proceed south on County Road  #4 (formerly Highway 133) to
Millhaven on Lake Ontario - the ferry dock is 200m west on Hwy. 33 (Bath

Road).   A round-trip costs $5.00.  The ferry leaves every hour on the
half-hour from 6:30 am onward.

To get to the "Owl Woods" after getting off the ferry:  take the first
left (east), drive 3 km along the north shore road (Front Road) to the
first southbound road called Marshall 40 foot Road (directly across the
road from the 2320 sign).  Proceed 1.3 km south to the S-curve.  Walk
north-east on the trails.  (Beware of killer Chickadees - Bring
sunflower seeds for hand feeding if at all possible!) Directions
courtesy of Alex Scott.

400 Donald B. Munro Drive
P.O.Box 538
Carp,Ontario K0A 1L0

Bruce DiLabio <bruce.dilabio at>

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