[Ontbirds]Beeton Sod Farms, Buff-Breasted Sandpipers

John Schmelefske j.schm at sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 3 16:34:16 EDT 2007

This afternoon at 3:00 there were three Buff-Breasted Sandpipers at the 
Beeton  Sod Farms on the north side of the 10th concession 1/2 km west 
of the 15th sideroad.  Also present were 50+ American Golden Plovers, 5 
Black-Bellied Plovers, Several Killdeer and numerous American Pipits.
To get there take the 15th sideroad either south from Hwy 89 or north 
from the Beeton Road until you reach the 10th Concession. Hwy 89 can be 
reached by turning west at the Cookstown cut off from Hwy 400. The 
Beeton road can be reached by turning west off Hwy 400 at the Bond Head 
cut off (Hwy 88) then north at the next set of lights in Bond Head onto 
Hwy 27. At the next set of lights turn left onto the Beeton Road and 
travel aprox 5 km to the 15th sideroad (County Road 55).

The birds are on the north side of the 10th concession.  This is an  
area where specialty turf for golf courses and other specific 
applications is grown.  The frequent watering and added care seems to 
encourage shorebirds. 

John Schmelefske

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