[Ontbirds]Ottawa: Lesser Black-backed Gulls & Shorebirds
Bruce Di Labio
bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Thu Jul 20 22:09:20 EDT 2006
The Shirley's Bay dyke area continues to offers good shorebirds viewing.
Today, July 20th, I observed 108 adult Lesser Yellowlegs, 4 Greater
Yellowlegs, 11 Solitary Sandpiper, 3 adult Least Sandpiper, 12 Killdeer, 1
adult Semipalmated Plover and along the dyke, 16 Spotted Sandpipers.
At Deschenes Rapids there was a good concentration of gulls both resting
and feeding including 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad., 1 first summer, 1
sec. summer, 57 Great Black-backed Gull, various ages and I also noted 68
Double-crested Cormorant with many sitting in trees/shrubs along the
Deschenes side of the rapids.
Directions: Shirley's Bay: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to the
Moodie Drive exit and turn north (right) on Moodie Drive and continue to
Carling Ave. Turn left at Carling Ave. and follow Carling to Rifle Road.
Turn right (north) on Rifle Rd. Park at the lot at the end (boat launch).
Walk back to the road, and continue through the gate on the Department of
Defence property. There is a trail on your right (clearly marked with
vehicle "No Entry" signs) which heads into the woods, and, eventually to the
**** PLEASE NOTE**** YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE RANGE CONTROL
OFFICE BEFORE ENTERING THE DYKE AREA-- Call (613) 991-5740 and request
permission to visit the dyke area for birding.
If you require any information on directions please email me
Bruce Di Labio
400 Donald B. Munro Drive
(613)839-4395 Home (613)715-2571 Cell
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