[Ontbirds]Amherst Island birding

Bruce Di Labio bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Mon Jul 17 19:17:22 EDT 2006


Hi Everyone
Yesterday, July 16th,  birded Amherst Island for the morning. Most 
productive area was the east end of the island (K.F.N. property). Shorebirds 
included 3 adult Short-billed Dowitcher, 6 Wilson's Phalarope and 7 adult 
Greater Yellowlegs. We flushed 5 adult Black-crowned Night-Herons out of the 
ponds and there were numerous juv. Herring Gulls and 1 juv. Caspian Tern on 
the gravel bar. Made a quick stop at Amherstview Sewage Lagoon- water levels 
high, 3 first summer Bonaparte's Gull resting, lots of families of Mallards 
and a few shorebirds.
    Near Ottawa checked the ponds along Moodie Drive near Trail Road 
Landfill Site and observed a first summer Lesser Black-backed Gull and 12 
Pied-billed Grebe, four adults sitting on nest.
                                                        good birding, Bruce

Direction: Amherst Island: 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 $6.00 round trip. There are no gas stations on
the island.
There are restrooms on the ferry, and at the island ferry dock.
The East End K.F.N. property is at the easternmost part of the island on the
east side of the Lower Forty Foot Road.

Directions: Amherstview S.L.:From Hwy. 401 take exit 593 (County Road 4, 
Camden East) south ( 8.5 km) on County Road 4 to Taylor-Kidd Blvd. Turn left 
(east) and follow Taylor-Kidd Blvd. (6.5 km) to County Road 6. Continue east 
on Taylor-Kidd (.8 km), and watch for a lane on your right after crossing 
railway overpass. This is the entrance to the lagoon. If you're coming from 
Amherst Island, turn right onto highway 33 and then left on county Road 4. 
Continue north (1.5 km) andturn right (east) onto Taylor-Kidd Blvd.

Directions: Moodie Drive Ponds: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to Moodie Dr. 
and follow Moodie south approx 10 km. to Trail Road. The ponds are along 
Moodie Drive
just south of Trail Road. These ponds are on private property but can be
viewed from the road.


Bruce Di Labio
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P.O.Box 538
Carp,Ontario,K0A 1L0
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