[Ontbirds] Hornemann's hoary redpoll - Opinicon Road

Mark Conboy mconboy at lakeheadu.ca
Wed Feb 16 13:45:37 EST 2011

A female Hornemann's hoary redpoll continues to visit niger seed
feeders at Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) off Opinicon
Road in Eastern Ontario. This bird was first present on Feb 9 and has
been seen almost daily since. Morning tends to be the best time to see

Other birds of note near QUBS include 14-18 trumpeter swans daily at
Chaffey's Lock; 5 bald eagles on Lake Opinicon; 14 Bohemian waxwings
at QUBS and along Opinicon Road for the past week. A juvenile golden
eagle that was present on Feb 9 and 10 has not been seen since but it
may still be around.

Directions: Queen's University Biological Station (main operations
centre; emergency address 280) is located at the end of Queen's
University Road, 2 km west of Chaffey's Lock off the famous Opinicon
Road in Eastern Ontario. From Kingston: North on Division Street/Perth
Road/County Road 10 to just past Perth Road Village. Turn east (right)
on Opinicon Road. Drive about 18 km then turn south (right) on Queen's
University Road. The station is located at the end of the road. From
Ottawa: West on Highway 417 to Highway 7. At Carleton Place turn south
(left) on Highway 15. Follow Highway 15 for about 60 km through
Smith's Falls and all the way to Chaffey's Lock Road. Turn west
(right) and follow Chaffey's Lock Road through the village of
Chaffey's Lock. Turn south (left) 1.5 km past Chaffey's Lock onto
Queen's University Road. The station is located at the end of the

Note: Visitors are welcome at Queen's Univsersity Biological Station
throughout the year. In order to avoid distrubing ongoing research
projects we ask that birders contact Mark Andrew Conboy by email
(mconboy at lakeheadu.ca) if they plan to visit the station and its


Mark Andrew Conboy
Operations & Research Assistant and Outreach Coordinator
Queen’s University Biological Station
280 Queen's University Road
Elgin, Ontario, Canada K0G 1E0
phone: 613-359-5629
fax: 613-359-6558
email: 7mc19 at queensu.ca or mconboy at lakeheadu.ca
QUBS website: http://www.queensu.ca/qubs/index.html
QUBS blog: http://opinicon.wordpress.com/

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