Townsend Lagoon and Rock Point Shorebirds.

Karl Egressy kegressy at rogers.com
Mon Sep 1 07:04:18 EDT 2003


We visited Townsend Lagoons and Rock Point Provincial Park Yesterday.
Excellent shore-birding at Townsend Lagoons.
Eleven species were present, one WILSON'S PHALAROPE,
two STILT SANDPIPERS, a few Short-billed Dowitchers.
The other species were far more numerous.
We could not re-locate the Western Tanager, however,
reported by Norm Murr.

Rock Point on other hand offered very few birds
Yesterday, five species altogether.

Direction to Townsend Lagoons as per Norm Murr:

TOWNSEND SEWAGE LAGOONS

On the way down to Long Point on Hwy 6 you will pass through Hagersville and
drive towards Jarvis. Just as you approach the town you will see a sign
indicating "TOWNSEND" at Nanticoke Creek Parkway #69. Turn right here and
drive to the intersection with the stop signs, turn left on Keith Richardson
Parkway and drive past some park ponds on your right. Drive ahead until you
see a small children's shelter with an air conditioner on it's side
(really). Turn right here on County Rd 14. This is just before you reach the
abandoned railway line (tracks removed) and it is on your right. Turn right
here and drive a few hundred yards and you will see a gate and sign
indicating that this is a waste treatment area.. Park well to the side of
the road or across the road and do not block the gate. If the gate is open
(they are on some weekends) then do not park directly across from the gate
as the larger "Honey Trucks" need the area to swing into and out of the
entrance road.

These lagoons are only accessible on the weekend.

Karl & Marienna Egressy



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