[Ontbirds] Grassland Birds at the TV Tower Field in North Dumfries Township

Paul FJ. Eagles eagles at uwaterloo.ca
Fri Jun 17 09:53:10 EDT 2016


The TV tower field in North Dumfries Township is an open grassland that is not harvested until July each year. This allows grassland birds to nest successfully. This year the grassland has Savannah Sparrow, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, and Red-winged Blackbirds. One area of very sparse grassland has Grasshopper Sparrow, Horned Lark and Killdeer nesting. Across the road is the Paris Cranberry Bog, also known as Grass Lake. This area has nesting Sandhill Cranes and many Virginia Rails. Yesterday, a first year Orchard Oriole was singing from the fringing forest.

This site can be found at: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/43%C2%B017'39.0%22N+80%C2%B021'07.5%22W/@43.2941659,-80.3542627,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.294162!4d-80.352074https://www.google.ca/maps/place/43%C2%B017'39.0%22N+80%C2%B021'07.5%22W/@43.2941659,-80.3542627,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.294162!4d-80.352074

It is on Shouldice Road just north of the Brant-Waterloo County Road, about 1 km north of Glen Morris, Ontario.

Paul F. J. Eagles,
Branchton,
Ontario



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