Sunday, September 21 – dimanche 21 septembre
Montreal, l’Île de la Visitation
Leader: Joël Coutu - e-mail
Meet: The welcome centre at the park at 2425, boul. Gouin E., Montréal. From Highway 40 (Metropolitan Blvd) take Papineau north to Henri Bourassa. Turn right (east) on Henri Bourassa and turn left on Rue de Lille. Turn right onto Gouin and left into the parking area. Parking available on nearby roads or in the Nature Park’s parking lot (cost $9.).
Background: L’Île de la Visitation Nature Park is a true gem! Located along the Rivière des Prairies, in the heart of Sault-au-Récollet, this park is full of historical elements but has over the years become one of the best areas on the island of Montreal to observe migrating songbirds and other species. With more and more development in Laval and Montreal, green spaces for migrating birds in fall to feed and rest are few around the city. Every fall, with a variety of tree and shrubs species, this park attracts many species of warblers and other bird species as well. The field leader will try to help you identify these fall warblers and maybe even give you some ‘tricks of the trade’ in recognizing them. These walks are open for everyone from beginners to experts.