[Ontbirds] Pink-footed Goose still at Plaisance Provincial Park, QC - April 19

Larry.Neily at statcan.ca Larry.Neily at statcan.ca
Mon Apr 19 16:58:15 EDT 2004


The Pink-footed Goose was still present at Baie de la Pentecote, Plaisance
Provincial Park, near Plaisance, QC at noon on April 19, 2004. It can be
viewed from the large blind overlooking the bay. The bay is nearly clear of
ice and the bird was well out, near the edge of remaining ice. At that range
an excellent scope is necessary. Going east along the road from the blind
should give somewhat better views.

Directions from the Birding Ottawa Guide's Grande & Petite Presqu'ile page
at: http://www.neilyworld.com/oreq23.htm
<http://www.neilyworld.com/oreq23.htm> .
Going north on Autoroute de la Gatineau or Highway 5 take Exit # 2, the
Autoroute 50 east exit. Follow the long, 1.0 km, ramp over Brewery Creek and
onto Autoroute 50 headed north. Proceed 30 km to exit 166 (the final exit on
50 at this time), following the exit ramp 0.6 km as it loops back around to
Rue Notre-Dame. Turn left or south and go 0.6 km SSE to where Chemin de
Montreal or Highway 148 join Notre-Dame. Continue straight SSE 0.2 km to
where Chemin de la Quai splits off to the right. Continue on Chemin de
Montreal or Highway 148 by bearing left or ENE and going 25.6 km on it to
the town of Plaisance and Chemin des Presqu'iles. Turn right or south onto
it and drive 0.6 km the gatehouse for Grande & Petite Presqu'ile in the
Plaisance Provincial Park.
>From the entrance, take the left fork and go up the hill to the large wooden
blind. Parking is opposite. Good luck.
Larry E. Neily
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Birding Ottawa Guide: http://www.neilyworld.com/birdguide.htm
<http://www.neilyworld.com/birdguide.htm> 



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