[Ontbirds] Ross's Goose -- Lake Nipissing

Martin Parker mkparker at onlink.net
Sat Apr 3 15:05:27 EST 2004


The Ross's Goose found by Angela and Gary Martin earlier this week, and
reported to Ontbirds by Dick Tafel was still present on the morning of April
4.

The bird is located at the West Arm of Lake Nipissing in the District of
Sudbury.  It is present with Canada Geese and a variety of other waterfowl.
It is the first record for this species in the District of North Bay and the
North Bay birding area.


Directions from South

Take Highway 400 north, then take Highway 69 north past Parry Sound.  After
crossing the French River take Highway 64 to Alban (to the northeast).
Follow Highway 64 through Noelville, and Monetville until you come to a
bridge named the West Arm Bridge.  There are actually two bridges which
permit the highway to pass over an island.  After crossing the southern
bridge you will go past Langs Road.  A very short distance later is the MTO
picnic area on the left or west side of the road.  There are two driveways
into the picnic area.  Take the second driveway.  You will go down a short
grade to the parking area on the edge of the water.  The Ross's Goose today
was in the open water to the west and also feeding on the north shore of the
open water area.


Martin Parker
South River
mkparker at onlink.net



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