[Ontbirds]Owls - Amherst Island
ripley at kingston.net
Tue Nov 30 16:40:17 EST 2004
On Amherst Island today with Bud Rowe and Owen Weir, we found 3 NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWLS and 6 LONG-EARED OWLS in the Owl Woods and 2 SNOWY OWLS on the
KFN property. Other birds noted were 25 COMMON LOONS, 1 RING-NECKED
PHEASANT, 24 TUNDRA SWANS and a good variety of other waterfowl.
Directions To Amherst Island - Ontario Road Atlas, MapArt Publishing [Pg.
36, E54 & E55]
Located 18 km. west of Kingston. Exit off Hwy. 401 at exit 593 (County Road
4, Camden East)
and drive south to the very end (Millhaven). Turn right on Hwy. 33 and
drive 100 metres
until you see the sign for the Amherst Island ferry. The ferry (20 minute
trip) leaves the
mainland on the half hour and leaves the island on the hour. Cost is $5.00
Canadian round trip.
There are no gas stations on the island. The East End K.F.N. property is at
the easternmost part of the island. Enter through the gate at the south end
of the Lower Forty-Foot Road.
To reach the Owl Woods, turn left (east) at the four-way stop sign by the
general store and
drive 3.4 kilometres along Front Road to the (seasonal) Marshall Forty-Foot
Road. Marshall Forty-Foot Road is across the road from house #2320. Drive
along Marshall Road to the mid-way point, where there is an "S" in the road
(1.2 kilometres , look for the K.F.N. kiosk). Park in the gravel lane or
off the road edge.
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