[Ontbirds]endangered species

Cathleen Crudden cathleen.crudden at chem.queensu.ca
Wed Nov 2 10:56:04 EST 2005

Dear fellow birders,
	I'm writing as a request with respect to a beautiful 
wooded/field/marsh area that is being destroyed by some Kingston land 
owners (Braebury homes) in advance of a Kingston By law which will 
hopefully prevent clear cutting of land far in advance of 
development.  This is exactly what these landowners (the aptly named 
Frances and Peter Splinter) are doing.  They have already clear cut a 
large swath of the 150 acres that they own and will likely continue 
as Kingston doesn't seem to be able to stop them.
	As an avid birder, this type of habitat destruction is 
horrible to see.  So I was wondering if anyone has ever birded this 
property which stretches along Kingston Road (highway 2) between 
Glenview and Rogers Side road on the north side.  And if so, if 
anyone has seen any bird species that are at risk.  It seems to be 
perfect habitat for something like Henslow's sparrow.....just hoping.
	I realize this isn't the purpose of the birds web site, but 
have seen postings like this before and hope no-one minds.  Please 
email me back if you have any sightings or advice.
	Sincerest regards,


Cathleen Crudden
Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar
Queen's University
Department of Chemistry
90 Queen's Crescent
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6, Canada

phone 613-533-6755
fax 613-533-6669

internet: http://www.chem.queensu.ca/people/faculty/Crudden/crudden.html

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