Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Series of Birding 2010 - Trip #4 - Saturday, July 17

This Saturday we will return to a region that produced two of our most popular and successful summer trips in the past, with 55 species in 2008 and 61 species in 2007. We will follow the eastern shore of the Richelieu River, south of Iberville, through the towns of Sabrevois, Henryville and Noyan. This will be a full day outing exploring a combination of forest, marshland and waterfront habitats. Saturday's weather forecast calls for 27 degrees and sunny.

DATE: SATURDAY, July 17, 2010
TIME: 8:00 AM – Full day; a driving trip with several stops.
MEETING PLACE: Zellers parking lot, Place Portobello, Taschereau Blvd. in Brossard

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS TO MEETING PLACE: From Montreal, take the Champlain Bridge
to Exit 8 - Taschereau Blvd. Turn right on Taschereau Blvd. The parking lot will be immediately on your right. Take the first entrance into the parking lot and turn right. Please try to be prompt as we would like to depart on time. Carpooling is highly recommended. Cars may be left in the parking lot for the day.

ITINERARY: From Brossard, we will take the Eastern Townships Autoroute to Exit 22, following Highway 35 across the Richelieu River to Route 133. You may recognize this as the route towards Philipsburg. Our first stop will be in the town of Sabrevois, exploring 11th, 21st, 26th avenues, etc. We will then continue on to the Henryville Marsh, rang Melaven, and rang des Cotes. These are all very well known, productive birding areas. We then continue on to Noyan, crossing back over the Richelieu to Lacolle where we join up with Highway 15 for
the return trip to Montreal.

Please bring along a lunch. We will choose a suitable spot of a lunch break, plus include occasional bathroom breaks throughout the trip. If you have portable, two-way radios, please bring them along. I will have several radios to share with those who do not have them.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact me by e-mail, or by telephone at 450-462-1459. If you need to reach us on Saturday morning, please call the BPQ cellphone, 514-637-2141. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. - Sheldon

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