[Ontbirds] update - Nonquon Lagoons

Stan Long stan.long at sympatico.ca
Wed Jul 25 13:02:56 EDT 2012

25.07.12 :  Am - Nonquon Lagoons

    This note mostly to advise that the southernmost lagoon - emptied for
the first time in 30 years - reveals a glorious mud bottom - prime shorebird
habitat : 2 Short-billed Dowitchers plus 4 Stilt Sandpipers were among other
shorebirds viewed there this morning - this state will last at most for a
week or two during which time water will be restored to its previous levels. 

& Directions and permits: thnaks to Geoff Carpentier :
Permits must be purchased in advance of entering the lagoons. They cost 
$10.00. The permits may be purchased at the Durham Region Transfer Site located at 
1623 Reach Rd, Port Perry during the following business hours .... Tuesday, 
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 
8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To get to the transfer station, travel north on Hwy 12
 past Port Perry [Hwy 7A] to the next traffic lights [Regional Road 8 = 
Reach Rd.] and travel east to #1623 on the north side of the road.
The lagoons are located one road north of the transfer site on Concession 
Rd. 8 [don't get confused as, despite the fact that these roads are both 
numbered "8", they are two different roads - one is a
regional paved road, the other a dirt concession road.]. Access to the 
lagoons is from the east end of Conc. 8 only as the bridge is out west of 
the lagoons.
Geoff Carpentier - www.avocetnatureservices.com 		 	   		  

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