Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 BPQ Summer Series Field Trip #3 - Saturday, July 21

McFee Brook Interpretive Centre, Venise-en-Quebec, QC
NOTE: This is a new destination for a BPQ field trip

Time: 8 AM to Noon - Combination driving/walking trip
Guide: Sheldon Harvey
For info: TEL: BPQ 514-637-2141 – e-mail

RENDEZVOUS SPOT: The Esso gas station/truck stop parking lot at Exit 6 (Lacolle/Hemmingford/Parc Safari exit) from Highway 15 South
Google Map to Rendezvous point: https://goo.gl/maps/zaywk
From the rendezvous spot we will drive east along Highway 202 to our destination in Venise-en-Quebec.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: From Montreal, take the Champlain Bridge, Mercier Bridge, or Highway 30 to Highway 15 South –Direction Lacolle, QC/Champlain, NY. Take Exit 6 (Lacolle/Hemmingford/Parc Safari Exit for Route 202). At the end of the exit, cross Rte. 202 into the large parking area to the left between the Esso gas station and Tim Hortons.

We will first visit the McFee Brook Interpretive Centre, located at 703 av. de Venise West. It consists of a lengthy boardwalk that winds through bogs and marshland. Time permitting, we will also visit the NCC's Sentier de la Nature at 294- 58 Street West (Highway 202). Here is the webpage for the McFee Brook Centre

Free parking; no admission fees; no reservations necessary.
BPQ Field Trips are open to all BPQ members as well as members of the general public.

Sheldon Harvey

Monday, July 16, 2018

2018 BPQ Summer Series Field Trip #2 Report

Tylee Marsh and Bouthillier Marsh, Rosemere, QC - July 14, 2018
14 people headed out to Rosemere, on the north shore of the Milles-Iles River, north of Montreal, to visit two spots which are within minutes of each other. The early morning showers cleared up just in time for our walk with the cloud cover helping to keep the heat down. We were treated to 35 species of birds, the majority seen from the long winding boardwalk at Tylee Marsh. To make things a little more challenging, there were many young birds present, proving that this site is a very popular breeding spot. Some waterfront views along the Milles-Iles river shoreline helped to add a number of ducks, geese, gulls and terns to our list. Here is the list of our 35 species
Canada Goose 100
Wood Duck 10
Gadwall 3
Mallard 25
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 6
Common Tern 3
Chimney Swift 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 10
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Alder Flycatcher 2
Great crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 12
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 5
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 14
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 9
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 1
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the morning.
Sheldon Harvey

Friday, July 13, 2018

BPQ Summer Series Field Trip #2

BPQ Summer Series Field Trip #2
DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Location: Tylee Marsh, 200 chemin de la Grande-Cote, Rosemere, QC
Start Time: 8:00 a.m. - Half-day - walking trip
Leader: Sheldon Harvey
Contact: TEL: 514-637-2141 E-mail: ve2shw@yahoo.com

Rendezvous Point: Tylee Marsh parking lot
Google Map to Rendezvous Point: 

Directions: Take Autoroute 15 North to Exit 16 for boul. Ste-Rose. Follow boul. Ste. Rose to Highway 117. Turn left on Route 117 (Curé-Labelle). Follow Highway 117 to ch. de la Grande-Cote. Turn right on ch. de la Grande-Cote and follow to the Tylee Marsh parking lot at 200 ch. de la Grande-Cote.

Alternate Route: Take Autoroute 13 to Autoroute 640. Take Autoroute 640 East. Take Exit 22 to Route 117 (boul. Curé-Labelle South). Turn right on Route 117 South. Turn left on rue Bourbonniere to rue Hertel. Turn right on rue Hurtel to rue Gilmour. Turn left on rue Gilmour. Follow Gilmour to ch. de la Grande-Cote. Turn left on ch. de la Grande-Cote to address 200 ch. de la Grande-Cote, on the right.

From the parking lot we'll explore the marsh from an elevated boardwalk and on trails that lead to the Milles-Illes River waterfront. We will then drive the nearby Marais Bouthillier at 100 ch. de Manoir, also in Rosemere, 
Google Map to Marais Bouthillier

Free Parking; no admission fee; no reservations required. BPQ field trips are open to BPQ members and members of the general public as well.

Sheldon Harvey

Monday, June 04, 2018

Sighting for May 9th

Mid-morning - male Snowy Owl sitting on Odax sign, near apartments. N side of chemin Saint-Charles (344) in Terrebonne (opposite Ruisseau de Feu Ducks Unlimited reserve).

Milieu de matinée - Harfang des neiges assis sur un panneau Odax, près des appartements. N côté de chemin Saint-Charles (344) à Terrebonne (en face de la réserve de Ruisseau de Feu de Canards Illimités). - Nathan Gricks

Sightings for May 9th

Had a total of 9 Turkey Vultures on my barn in Les Cedres this AM.  Poor quality iPad photo, sorry about that.

Normally see 2 or 3, so I was surprised to watch a total of 9 take off. Ann peters

Sightings for April 13

Friday 13th, 2018 flocks at Baie du Febvre

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Sightings for Thursday May 4th

Terrebonne, Ruisseau de Feu: In front Allée du Grand-Pic, Chemin Saint-Charles, Close to the bike path 2 sora, 2 Virginia rail

En face d' Allée du Grand-Pic, Chemin Saint-Charles, proche de la piste cyclable 2 Marouette de Caroline, 2 Râle de Virginie - Nathan Gricks

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sightings for Thursday April 13

Yamaska - Embouchure Riv Pot-au-Beurre - map/carte , Pierre-De Saurel County: Barge à queue noire (Black-tailed Godwit) photo

SITE ACCESSIBLE EN CHALOUPE SEULEMENT. Les chemins d'accès sont inondés... et impratiquable même en jeep, la barge est à 2.2km du début de la partie agricole impratiquable du Rg Ile du Domaine et un ponceau est inondé bloquant l'accès à pied... à 1km - Daniel Jauvin, Jean Lemoyne , Paul Messier

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip" Saturday March 25

Saturday March 25 - samedi 25 mars
Montréal, Parc-Nature du Cap-St-Jacques
map/carte https://goo.gl/maps/zRNbV

Guide:: Wayne Grubert e-mail 450-458-5498 
(Cell – Morning of trip only) 514-774-0811 (cellulaire pour le jour de la sortie seulement)
Time: 8:00 a.m. Half day.

Directions: Take Highway 40 West. Exit Chemin Ste-Marie. Turn left to Anse-à-l’Orme Road. Turn right and continue to the end. Turn right on Senneville Road (Gouin Blvd.). Continue for 2 km to the chalet d’accueil of the park.

Parking: $9.00.

Heure: 8:00 h. Demi-journée.

Directions: Prendre l’autoroute 40 ouest. Prendre la sortie pour le chemin Ste-Marie et tourner à gauche sur celui-ci. Continuer jusqu’au chemin de l’Anse-à-l’Orme. Tourner à droite sur celui-ci et continuer jusqu’au bout. Tourner à droite sur le chemin Senneville (boul. Gouin) et continuer sur une distance de 2 km jusqu’au chalet d’accueil du parc.

Frais de stationnement : 9,00$
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