[Ontbirds] Nonquon lagoons - July 9

Geoff Carpentier geoff.carpentier at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 17:46:47 EDT 2015

I thought I’d send out a quick message about Nonquon as the fall shorebird migration is starting. Not a lot to report but there were 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Least Sandpiper + 5 Spotted Sandpipers and a Killdeer there today. Nice to see them in such bright breeding plumages.

There is quite a bit of shoreline habitat at the lagoons so things could get good as the season progresses.

The nesting Osprey young are quite large and active and 17 Black terns were foraging over the lagoons. Dragonflies and there kin are present in huge numbers and varieties!

Elsewhere in the hinterland, post-breeding warblers, bluebirds, sparrows and some flycatchers are on the move.


How to Obtain a Nonquon Sewage Lagoon Permit 

Permits must be purchased in advance of entering the lagoons. Permits can be obtained from 605 Rossland Rd., Whitby, or at the Scugog Waste Transfer Station, 1623 Reach Street, Port Perry. An electronic version of the Nonquon Sewage Lagoon Birder Permit is available in PDF format at http://www.durham.ca/finance.asp?nr=/departments/finance/financeinside.htm. 
Nonquon Sewage Lagoon Birder Permits are available for $10 per permit. Cheques will only be accepted at Regional Headquarters. Payment by cash only at the Scugog Waste Transfer Station. 

Completed Applications should be forwarded to: Finance Department - Insurance & Risk Management, 605 Rossland Road E., Whitby, ON L1N 6A3 

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

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