[Ontbirds] Chaffeys Lock area: Cerulean & Golden-winged Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Y.T. Vireo

Bruce Di Labio bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Sat May 29 21:31:07 EDT 2010

Hi Ontbirders
Spent a few early morning hours birding Chaffeys Lock area. Overall lots of activity including, 12 Cerulean Warbler, 3 Golden-winged Warbler, 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 4 Yellow-throated Vireo and 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Also, lots of Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Most birds were observed along Opinicon Road between Skycroft and Pangman Conservation Reserve. 
Good birding, Bruce

Directions: Chaffeys Lock/Opinicon Road: Opinicon Road is north of Kingston.  From Hwy. 401 take county road 10 (exit 617) north towards
Westport for about 20 kilometres.  Roughly 1 or 2 kms. past Perth Road Village on the right is Opinicon Road.  Turn right and drive towards
Chaffeys Lock making regular stops along the way to listen.   Anywhere along Opinicon Road is can be good.  The old railway line or the Rideau
Trail system opposite  Skycroft Campgrounds are great for birding. From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to Hwy.7 to Carleton Place. Turn left
onto Hwy.15 and follow past Smiths Falls and continue towards Kingston. After passing Crosby start watching for Chaffeys Lock Road on your right.

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