[Ontbirds] Ottawa: Baird's Sandpiper and Red-necked Phalarope
Bruce Di Labio
bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Mon Aug 20 17:17:53 EDT 2012
Spent a couple of hours birding various sites between Deschenes Rapids and Shirley's Bay today. Highlights included 7 juvenile Baird's Sandpiper and 2 juv. Red-necked Phalarope at Shirley's Bay along with 3 Great Egret, 3 Caspian Tern, and 1 adult Bald Eagle. The water levels along the Ottawa River continue to rise with the recent rain but there is still lots of mudflats.
Good Birding, Bruce
Directions: Shirley's Bay: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to the Moodie Drive exit and turn north (right) on Moodie Drive and continue to Carling Ave. Turn left at Carling Ave. and follow Carling to Rifle Road. Turn right (north) on Rifle Rd. Park at the lot at the end (boat launch). Walk back to the road, and continue through the gate on the Department of National Defense property. There is a trail on your right (clearly marked with vehicle "No Entry" signs) which heads into the woods, and, eventually to the causeway. There is lots of POISON IVY along the causeway.
**** PLEASE NOTE**** YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE RANGE CONTROL
OFFICE BEFORE ENTERING THE SHIRLEY'S BAY AREA-- Call (613) 991-5740 and request permission to visit the causeway area for birding.
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