[Ontbirds]Holland Landing Lagoon's Shorebirds

Dave Worthington worth at pathcom.com
Wed Jul 19 23:10:39 EDT 2006


At the Holland Landing S. L. this morning the conditions for shorebirds was
still very good with ponds
1,2 & 4 providing shallow areas at the south end of them. Approximate
shorebirds numbers were;
50 Least Sandpipers
15 Solitary      "
15 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Greater        "
1 brightly plumaged Short-billed Dowitcher
lots of Spotties & Killdeer
No unusual ducks, mostly Mallards
6 Bonaparte Gulls
1 Osprey
Dave Worthington
worth at pathcom.com

Directions: (as per Ron Fleming earlier posting)
The Holland Landing lagoons are just north of Newmarket, which in turn is
about 30 minutes directly north of Toronto.  From Davis Drive/Hwy.9, you can
travel straight north on Yonge Street, past all the big box stores in the
north part of Newmarket (which end at Green Lane where Silvercity Cinemas
sit on the east side), to the stoplights beside the Newmarket Inn.  Turn
right into Holland Landing and follow the curving descent to the lights at
the bridge.  You will be on Old Yonge Street.  Keep going north through
town.  You will go through a little curve in the road where there are
conifer stands on both sides, then you will pass Doane Rd. on the right.
About a km after that you will see two white wagon wheels and a Maximum 60
sign; this is Cedar St.  Turn right (east) and follow it to the dead end.
Park there and perform a fairly easy gate gymnastic.  The four lagoons are
along that gravel service road.  Watch for poison ivy, especially on the
north side of the road.





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