Kingston Birds

Bruce Ripley ripley at kingston.net
Mon Aug 26 19:55:38 EDT 2002


Monday August 26/02

Prince Edward Point
    Small hawk movement including 1 TURKEY VULTURE, 3 BROAD-WINGED, 1
COOPER'S, 3 SHARP-SHINNED, 1 RED-TAILED and 1 MERLIN.  There was 1
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the lighthouse.  Only migrants were 2 MAGNOLIA
WARBLERS, 1 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and 1 ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.  There were
thousands of dragonflies everywhere as well as a good selection of
butterflies.

Amherst Island
    12 species of shorebirds including 10 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS and 1
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.  Highlight of the day was a BUCKEYE on the K.F.N
Property.

Amherstview Lagoons
    2 STILT SANDPIPERS and 5 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS along with other common
shorebirds and ducks.  Shorebird numbers are low at the lagoons as they have
started excavating the shorebird pond.

Day Totals - Birds - 79 species, Butterflies - 14 species, Dragonflies - 10
species

 Prince Edward Point
Located in Prince Edward County. Take exit 566 off
the 401 and go south on county road 49 to Picton. Take county rd. 8 to
county rd.17 to county rd.16 to county rd. 13. Follow county rd. 13 to the
end until you reach the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area.

Amherst Island
Located 16 km. west of Kingston. Exit off the 401 at exit
593 and drive south to the very end. Turn right on hwy. 33 and drive 500 m.
until you see the sign to the ferry. The ferry leaves the mainland on the
half hour and leaves the island on the hour. Cost is $5.00 round trip. There
are no gas stations on the island. There are restrooms on the ferry, but not
on
the island.  The K.F.N. property is at the easternmost part of the island.
The Owl Woods is at the midway point of the seasonal road located 3.4 km.
east
 from the general store.

Amherstview Sewage Lagoon
 From Hwy. 401 exit (593) travel south ( 8.5 km) on County Road 4 to
Taylor-Kidd Blvd. Turn left(east) and follow Taylor-Kidd Blvd. (6.5 km) to
County Road 6. Continue east on Taylor-Kidd (.8 km), and watch for a lane
on your right after crossing railway overpass. This is the entrance to the
lagoon.
If you're coming from Amherst Island, turn right onto highway 33 and then
left on county
Road 4. Continue north (1.5 km) and turn right (east) onto Taylor-Kidd Blvd.



"Bruce Ripley" <ripley at kingston.net>



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