[Ontbirds]Eastern Ontario: Marbled Godwit & migrants
Bruce Di Labio
bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Wed May 23 18:14:38 EDT 2007
Spent the day birding various areas in eastern Ontario. At St. Isidore
Sewage Lagoon the Marbled Godwit was still present feeding in the south-west
cell. There was also a good number of Semipalmated Plover 150+. The Alfred
Sewage Lagoon had an interesting variety of waterfowl including 75+ Ruddy
Duck, 1 Snow Goose and 9 Redhead. Both Casselman and Embrun Sewage Lagoons
had very few birds. At the Mer Bleue 2 "Yellow" Palm Warblers were observed
along the boardwalk along with a few Lincoln's Sparrows. This location has
had "Yellow" Palm Warbler for the past 3 years.
The Red-headed Woodpeckers were present this afternoon at the " Old Burn
Site" at Constance Bay. Three adults were observed calling and flycatching.
A total of 11 species of sparrows were observed including a late
Directions: Marbled Godwit: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 east to exit #51 and
go north. At St-Isidore turn left on Cty Rd. 3. Continue west to Bourgon Rd
and turn right.
The lagoons are at the end of this road. These lagoons as others in Eastern
Ontario are on private property but birders have been tolerated for a number
Directions: Red-headed Wdpk: From Ottawa travel west bound on Hwy. 417 to
the March Rd./Eagleson Road and exit right onto March Rd. Follow to Dunrobin
Road and turn right continuing northwest through Woodlawn. At the hill
turn right onto Constance Bay Rd following it for approx. 1.5 km. Turn left
Road and drive 1.3 km to the " T " intersection. Turn left on Bishop Davis
Drive and then right on Bayview Drive. Follow Bayview Drive to Ritchie St.
Turn right and go a short distance to Whistler Rd. Turn left and drive .3 km
and watch for a gate on the right. The trail through the burn area is
opposite the gate. Parking is limited.The old burn area is on your left.
There is an abundance of Poison Ivy in the burn area. It is recommended to
stay on the trails.
If you require additional information , please email me privately.
Bruce Di Labio
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