Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bird Protection Quebec "Field Trip" Saturday October 27

Saturday, October 27 – samedi 27 octobre


Guides: Jean Demers and Clémence Soulard 514-694-8240
8:00 AM Meet in the parking lot for Centennial Park.Half Day
  • Highway 40 – Sources Boulevard exit North.
  • Continue along Sources Blvd. (past Salaberry)
  • Left on Churchill
  • Right on Lake
  • Continue to the parking facing Manuel street.

Guides: Jean Demers and Clémence Soulard
8 h 00 Rendez-vous dans le stationnement pour parc du Centenaire. Demi-journée.
  • Autoroute 40, sortie Boulevard des Sources nord.
  • Continuez sur des blvd. Sources (passer Salaberry)
  • à gauche  sur Churchill
  • Virez légèrement à droite sur Lake.
  • Continuez jusqu’au le stationnement qui est en face de la Rue Manuel.

Monday, October 15, 2018

BPQ Field Trip Report - Saturday, October 13

Chateauguay, Ile Saint-Bernard

There were eight people for Saturday’s field trip. It was cloudy and a little chilly. Only 6 C but the company was great. We ended the day with 43 species.

Tom Long

Canada Goose 90, Wood Duck 20, Blue-winged teal 2, Mallard 60, American Black Duck 2, Green-winged Teal 4, Common Goldeneye 1, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Ring-billed Gull 10, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Common Loon 3, Double-crested Cormorant 300, Great Blue Heron 4, Great Egret 6, Turkey Vulture 3, Bald Eagle 1, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Downy Woodpecker 10, Hairy Woodpecker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 1, Peregrine Falcon 1, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1, Blue Jay 6, American Crow 8, Black-capped Chickadee 40, White-breasted Nuthatch 14, Golden-crowned Kinglet 2, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3, Swainson's Thrush 1, American Robin 10, European Starling 8, House Finch 1, Purple Finch 2, White-crowned Sparrow 3, White-throated Sparrow 12, Song Sparrow 8, Lincoln’s sparrow 1, Red-winged Blackbird 8, Rusty blackbird 2, Common Grackle 2, Yellow-rumped Warbler 20, Northern Cardinal 4

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Saturday, October 13 

Le refuge faunique Marguerite- D’Youville, l’île Saint-Bernard

Guide: Tom Long 450-692-1590

8:00 AM. Meet at the welcome centre of the Refuge Faunique Marguerite D’Youville on Île St-Bernard, Châteauguay.

Walking trip looking for waterbirds and late migrants. The grass paths are usually wet early in the morning so wear appropriate footwear. Half day.

Admission fee: $4.50 .

Directions: From Montreal, take Highway 138 and cross the Mercier Bridge.
Stay right coming off the bridge and take Highway 138 through Kahnawake into Châteauguay. As you enter Châteauguay, turn right onto Boul. St- Francis.
Follow St. Francis all the way to the end where it meets the Châteauguay River at Boulevard Salaberry Nord. Turn right on to Salaberry Nord. Continue past the railway bridge. The next bridge that crosses the road and river is Pont de la Sauvagine. Turn right just after the bridge. There will be a sign and an entrance ramp for the bridge for Beauharnois and Refuge Faunique Marquerite d’Youville.
Cross the bridge and continue to Notre-Dame Nord. At the flashing red light turn right onto Notre-Dame and follow the signs to Refuge Faunique Marguerite D’Youville. Cross the small bridge onto Île St-Bernard. The parking area is to the right.

samedi 13 octobre

Le refuge faunique Marguerite- D’Youville, l’île Saint-Bernard

Guide: Tom Long 450-692-1590  e-mail

8 h 00 Rassemblement à l’accueil du refuge faunique Marguerite- D’Youville, île Saint-Bernard, Châteauguay.

Excursion à pied, à la recherche d’oiseaux aquatiques et de migrateurs tardifs.

Considérant que les sentiers gazonnés sont généralement humides le matin, il est conseillé de porter des chaussures adéquates. Demi-journée.

Frais d’entrée de 4.50$.

Directions: De Montréal, prenez la route 138 et traversez le pont Mercier.
A la sortie du pont, gardez la droite et continuez sur la 138, passé Kahnawake, jusqu’à Châteauguay. A l’entrée de Châteauguay, tourner à droite sur le boul. St-Francis. Continuez sur celui-ci jusqu’à l’intersection avec le boul. Salaberry Nord, qui longe la rivière Châteauguay. Tournez à droite sur Salaberry Nord, passez en dessous du pont de la voie ferrée et continuez jusqu’à un deuxième pont : il s’agit du pont de la Sauvagine. Tourner à droite juste après avoir passé sous ce pont et accéder à une rampe d’accès au pont. Des indications pour le refuge faunique Marquerite-D’Youville y sont visibles. Traversez le pont et continuez jusqu’à la rue Notre-Dame Nord. Au feu rouge clignotant, tourner à droite sur Notre-Dame et suivre les indications pour le refuge. Traverser le petit pont qui mène à l’île Saint-Bernard. Le stationnement est à la droite.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

BPQ Field Trip Report - Saturday, September 29

16 birders came out to visit a new location for a BPQ field trip today. A fairly new park, Parc des Etang-Antoine-Charlebois in St-Amable. The park has only been open for a few years now. Although a little quiet today, everyone enjoyed visiting a new location that looks very promising for future outings, particular during spring migration. The site has nicely laid out trails snaking through a series of ponds, surrounded by a wide variety of trees and plants. Work is being conducted on additional trails for the future. A very nice morning's walk on a great day, weather-wise. Thanks to everyone who turned out for the trip. Here is our list of 34 species for the day.

Canada Goose 150
Wood Duck 5
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 5
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 40
American Crow 1
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 20
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Swainson's Thrush 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 30
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 10
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 6
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 30
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 6
American Goldfinch 6

Sheldon Harvey

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bird Protection Quebec Field Trip - Saturday, September 29

Parc des Etangs Antoine-Charlebois/Parc Le Rocher, Ste-Julie/St-Amable, QC

September 29 @ 08:00 - 12:00

Saturday, September 29 
 Parc des Etangs Antoine-Charlebois/Parc Le Rocher, Ste-Julie/St-Amable, QC
8:00 AM – Meeting Spot – 
Guide: Sheldon Harvey
Contact Info:
450-462-1459  or
Cell on Saturday, morning 514-637-2141
Directions: Champlain Bridge to South Shore. Continue on Highway 10 East. Take Exit 11 for Autoroute 30 – Take Autoroute 30 East-Direction Sorel. Follow Autoroute 30 for approximately 20 km to Exit 87 (Varennes-Ste-Julie-St-Amable). At the traffic lights turn left (direction Varennes/Ste-Julie/St-Amable) on to ch. de la Belle Riviere. Continue on Belle Riviere to the intersection with Highway 229 (Montee Ste-Julie). Cross the intersection and meet at the Tim Hortons immediately on the right. (1411 montée Sainte-Julie). From the Tim Hortons we will drive in convoy to Parc des étangs Antoine Charlebois. Half Day.

septembre 29 @ 08:00 - 12:00

Parc des Etangs Antoine-Charlebois/Parc Le Rocher, Ste-Julie/St-Amable, QC
8 h 00 – point de rendezvous: 
Guide: Sheldon Harvey
450-462-1459 ou
Cellulaire samedi matin  514-637-2141
Prenez le pont Champlain pour la Rive-Sud. Continuez sur l’autoroute 10 est et emprunter la sortie 11 pour l’autoroute 30. Emprunter l’autoroute 30 direction Est, Sorel. Poursuivre sur environ 20 km et emprunter la sortie 87 (Varennes, Sainte-Julie, Saint- Amable). Au feu de circulation, tournez à gauche (direction Varennes,Ste-Julie, St-Amable) sur le chemin de la Belle Rivière. Continuez sur chemin Belle Rivière jusqu’à l’intersection de la route 229 (montée Sainte-Julie). Traverser l’intersection et entrez dans le stationnement du Tim Horton immédiatement sur la droite (1411 montée Sainte-Julie) Du Tim Horton nous procéderont en convoi jusqu’au Parc des étangs Antoine Charlebois. Demi-journée.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bird Protection Quebec Field Trip - Saturday, 15 September

Saturday 15 September- samedi 15 septembre
George H. Montgomery Bird Sanctuary, Philipsburg, QC

 map/carte (Meeting Place Location)

Leader: Sandy Montgomery 514-212-6208  e-mail

8:30 a.m. Meet at the defunct Motel Frontière. From Montreal take the Champlain Bridge, Highway 10 east to exit 22, Highway 35 south to St. Jean to join Highway 133 south to Philipsburg. Now that the motel has been demolished the location is not easy to see from the southbound side of the road so continue towards the border crossing. Immediately before the border buildings take the well- marked U-turn on the left to cross over to the northbound side of the road. Look on your right for the large white sign telling drivers to fasten their seat belts - the entrance to the old motel site and the parking area isimmediately beyond it. Note that there are two gravelled entrances - do NOT take the first, it is washed out and impassable; the second entry is excellent. Good choice of trails from long and strenuous to short and easy. Looking for migrating passerines, waterfowl and hawks. Half Day.

8h30 Rassemblement au défunt Motel Frontière. De Montréal, traverser le pont Champlain et continuer sur l'autoroute 10 est. Prendre la sortie 22 et rejoindre l'autoroute 35 sud. Continuer sur celle-ci jusqu'à Saint-Jean. De là continuer sur l'autoroute 133 sud en direction de Philipsburg. Maintenant que le motel a été démoli le stationnement est difficile de voir du côté sud de la route. Donc, continuer vers le poste frontalier . Juste avant les bâtiments de passage, prendre le bien-marquée demi-tour sur la gauche pour passer sur la direction du nord côté de la route. Chercher le grand panneau blanc indiquant aux conducteurs de boucler leur ceinture de sécurité sur votre droite - l'entrée sur le site vieux motel et le stationnement est immédiatement au-delà. Bonne variété de sentiers dont les niveaux de difficulté vont de longs et ardus à courts et faciles. Espèces recherchées : passereaux en migration, sauvagine et rapaces diurnes. Demi-journée.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

BPQ Field Trip Report - Saturday, September 8 - Ile Charron and Parc des Iles de Boucherville

20 birders joined the trip today at Ile Charron. Sky was blue all morning and temperature was mild, making it a really enjoyable morning for birding.

Northern wind and colder night made it favourable for some migration movement, and birds were active all morning. We encountered several flocks of warblers as well as thrushes, flycatchers, etc.

We started by the area in the back of the water treatment plant before moving into the park. The SEPAQ open day made it even nicer as it was free to access Boucherville park today - we even got a free pass for our next visit!

At the end of the morning, our day list reached 55 species including 10 species of warblers. The list is presented below.

Bird of the day was the Olive-sided Flycatcher observed several times and at short distance.

Thanks to all who joined making it a nice morning!  - Frédéric Hareau

PN des Îles-de-Boucherville, Longueuil, Quebec, CA

8 sept. 2018 07:20 - 12:00

6.0 kilomètre(s)

55 espèces

Canada Goose 12
Wood Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 1
Mallard 12
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 20
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1

Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
American Kestrel 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 3

Blue-headed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 3

Warbling Vireo 8

Red-eyed Vireo 4
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Winter Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush 3
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 4
European Starling 60
Cedar Waxwing 2
Purple Finch 3

American Goldfinch 6
Song Sparrow 20
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Common Grackle 50
Northern Waterthrush 1
Tennessee Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 12
Cape May Warbler 4

Magnolia Warbler 20

Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1
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