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otoole at kos.net otoole at kos.net
Sun Feb 1 22:05:33 EST 2009

Birding Amherst Island and owl woods today, located 1 Boreal; 3 Northern
Sawwhet; 1 Long Eared, & 1 Barred owl in owl woods. Other species located
were snowy owl; long tailed duck during the ferry crossing and a nice
close look at a Rough-Legged Hawk. Images of all available at link below.
If link doesn't work search in flickr under newfoundlander61.


Paul O'Toole

Directions:Amherst Island: Located 18 km. west of Kingston.  Exit off Hwy.
401 at exit 593 (County Rd. 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
$8.00 Canadian 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.  To reach the Owl Woods, turn left (east) at
the four-way stop sign by the general store and drive 3.4 km along Front
Rd. to the (seasonal) Marshall Forty-Foot Rd. Marshall Forty-Foot Rd. is
across the road from house #2320. Drive along Marshall Rd. to the mid-way
point, where there is an "S" in the road (1.2 km, look for the K.F.N.
kiosk which had owl observing ethics). Park in the gravel lane or off the
road edge.

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