[Ontbirds] Almonte: 22 Cackling Geese, Snow Goose..

k.r.allison at xplornet.ca k.r.allison at xplornet.ca
Mon Sep 28 14:16:35 EDT 2015


Hello all, 

Just a note to birders visiting the Almonte lagoons. The municipality
does not want people accessing the lagoons through the gates. You should
turn right off Wolf Grove Road (the continuation of March Road after you
go through Almonte) onto Conc. 8 at the "Auld Kirk". About a half km
down Conc. 8, the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists have a trail
(signed!). There is an opening in the fence beside the sign and a
cleared trail goes through a woodlot and out to a viewing tower that
overlooks the largest lagoon. The club has an agreement with the town -
they allow access to the tower and we maintain the train and tower. 

We don't want to risk losing this access so we encourage you all to use
this access point. 


Ken Allison

On 2015-09-28 11:59, Jon Ruddy wrote: 

> A heads up: a pure flock of 22 Richardson's Cacklers just flew in to the lagoons. They landed quite close to the viewing platform. Currently availing superb views. A single blue morph Snow Goose is also present. Goose numbers are building by the minute. Earlier, a very pale tundrius-type adult Peregrine made a pass and stirred countless killdeer, some peeps, and some Dunlin.
> Independent directions (from Neilyworld): From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 155 (March Road or Regional Road 49). Turn left or southwest onto March Road and follow it for 16.0 km through Almonte to the gates on the right or northwest for the Almonte Sewage Lagoons.
> Jon
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