Snow Goose, Almonte

Tony Beck beck.tony at
Mon Jul 15 17:39:46 EDT 2002

Hello Ontbirders

Shorebird habitat is poor at the Almonte Sewage Lagoons. However, the
following interesting species were present:

3 Solitary Sandpipers
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Spotted Sandpipers
2 Killdeer
2 Least Sandpipers
12 Gadwall
1 Snow Goose

The Snow Goose appeared to be a first summer snow-morph and was missing
primary feathers only on its right wing. (escape?)

Also of interest was an Evening Grosbeak flying over the Burnt Lands Alvar.

To reach the Almonte sites, drive west along Hwy 417. Take the Hwy 49 exit
and turn left (west) toward Almonte on Hwy 49. The Alvar is on the right
(north) side, approximately ten kilometres after the exit.
Continue through Almonte. Pass the Crossroads (Highways 29/16 & 49/16). The
lagoons are on your right, less than one kilometre after the crossroads.

Have a happy and hot summer birding.

Tony Beck

"Tony Beck" <beck.tony at>

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