[Ontbirds]Interesting Shorebirds at Tiny Marsh

James Boccia quasar17 at msn.com
Tue Aug 30 20:52:30 EDT 2005

A recent hike on the Trotter dike in Tiny Marsh revealed several interesting
>birds, including:
>- several semi-palmated plover
>-both species of yellowlegs
>- a caspian tern
>-several solitary sandpipers
>-5 pied-billed grebes
>-3 great-blue herons
>Best birds included:
>-4 buff-breasted sandpiper
>-1 ruff (reeve)
>Seen by Jamie and Chris Boccia on August 27/05 between 3:30 and 5:00pm near 
>drained section of Trotter dike
>Tiny Marsh is about a 20  minute drive northwest of Barrie and about 10
>minutes east of Wasaga Beach.  Exit Hwy. 400 at the Bayfield St. ramp in
>Barrie, then follow Bayfield  northwest (left). Bayfield becomes County 
>27 (do not turn onto #26 west  toward Stayner and Wasaga). Keep going north
>(straight). Take 27 north  through the village of Elmvale, cross the little
>Wye River, then look for  Simcoe Road 6 and turn west (left). The road
>quickly angles northward  through the hamlet of Saurin.
>Go a short distance to 1st Conc., which is the  Tiny-Flos Townline (a sign 
>the left indicates the way to Tiny Marsh). Turn  west (left) on the unpaved
>townline road and go 3.5 km to either the first  parking lot on the right 
>another half km to the Interpretive Centre  parking lot.

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