Fork-tailed Flycatcher in west Montreal

Marcel Gahbauer marcel.gahbauer at
Thu Sep 19 21:23:28 EDT 2002

Of possible interest to birders in eastern Ontario:  an adult Fork-tailed
Flycatcher was reported today in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue by Bob Barnhurst
and Mabel MacIntosh.  This location is just under half an hour from the
Ontario border.

The bird was seen in flight, going from east to west along Chemin
Sainte-Marie, 0.5 kilometres east of the entrance to the Ecomuseum.  The
bird was not found again despite searching, but could still be in the area.
There is suitable habitat around the Ecomuseum, as well as on the south side
of Hwy 40 in the fields surrounding the Macdonald Campus of McGill
University.  The above information was translated from a message sent by
Pierre Bannon to Ornitho-Quebec.

>From Ottawa - take Hwy 417 east into Quebec where it becomes Hwy 40.
Continue approx 40 km, across the Ile aux Tourtes bridge, and exit at Chemin
Sainte-Marie (exit 41 I think).  Go underneath the overpass, then take the
ramp to the right for Chemin Sainte-Marie east, and cross back over Hwy 40.
You will go up a steep hill; at the stop sign at the top continue going
straight.  The Ecomuseum will be on your left soon thereafter.  The fields
south of Hwy 40 can be reached by returning to the 4-way stop intersection
and following the signs to McGill (left if you are coming back; right if
just arriving from Hwy 40)

If coming from the south (i.e. via Hwy 401), head east into Quebec where it
becomes Hwy 20, then after ~35 km take Hwy 540 north to Hwy 40 and follow
the directions above.

Good birding,

Marcel Gahbauer
Ottawa ON
marcel.gahbauer at

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