[Ontbirds] Major Fallout in Thickson's Woods Thursday a.m.

Dennis Barry dbarry at interlinks.net
Thu May 19 08:25:03 EDT 2011

All of the usual warbler species are present in good numbers.  Birds will continue to appear as they drop out of the fog.  The most recent major fallout produced 28 warbler species in Thickson’s Woods.

Caution!!   Trails are extremely slippery in parts of the woods after all the rain.

Directions to Thickson’s Woods Nature Reserve

To get to Thickson's Woods, Exit from #401 to Thickson Rd. S.  Continue south about 1.5 kilometres to the Waterfront Trail, where you will see a large green sign on your left that says "Thickson's Woods Nature Reserve".  Park along the east side of Thickson Road and walk east along the Waterfront Trail about 200 metres to where a pathway enters the woods on your right. Trails lead through the woods with two extending to the roadway on the south side of the woods along the shore of Lake Ontario.  The roadways in the woods are the property of Thickson’s Woods Land Trust.  Birder’s are welcome to walk along the roadways, but please park outside the gate.  Exceptions are made for handicapped folks who are unable to walk about.

    The entrance to the meadow portion of the reserve is on the north side of the Waterfront Trail opposite the entrance to the woods.

            The Waterfront Trail east of Thickson Road is now gated, so no motorized vehicles can access it.  Please don’t stand in the middle of the Waterfront Trail while birding, as you may endanger cyclists and in-line skaters, as well as yourself.

Dennis Barry & Margaret Carney

338 Crystal Beach Blvd.

Whitby, Ontario L1N 9Z7


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