Black-headed Grosbeak near Ottawa, directions and suggestions

chris traynor chris.traynor at
Sun Nov 30 16:16:32 EST 2003


The Black-headed Grosbeak northwest of Ottawa has been present most of
the day today.  The bird comes to a feeder outside the family room
window.  The owners Bob and Iris Jurmain are happily receiving visitors
and they have a guest book for visitors to sign.  However the situation
is such that the bird cannot be viewed from anywhere but inside the
house. So anyone wishing to visit must call ahead.  Leave a message if
you have to.  Mr. Jurmain is quite happy to have birders but please use
your discretion as Mr. Jurmain works from his home during the weekdays.
Mr. Jurmain suggests that the weekend is the best time to visit and
there are no visits allowed if he is not home.

Directions from Ottawa:

Take the 417 west and exit at #44 west to Almonte.  Take main street in
Almonte west to #29.  Turn right (north) on #29 and drive 10 kilometres
and turn left (west) on Cedar Hill road.  Drive 4 kilometres west until
you come to a T-junction and turn right (north) on concession #6.  Take
the first left which is Klondike road.  The house is #305.  Again,
please call before heading out.

For Ottawa birders it has been confirmed this bird is out of the 50km

Thanks to Bob and Iris Jurmain for outstanding hospitality.

Chris Traynor
Chair, Birds Committee
Ottawa Field Naturalists Club

chris traynor <chris.traynor at>

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