Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Series of Birding 2010 - Trip #5 - Saturday, July 24

Our fifth field trip in the "Summer Series of Birding 2010" will take place Saturday, July 24 covering sections of St-Lazare, Ste-Marthe & Ste-Justine de Newton, then heading across the Quebec/Ontario border. We then head north towards Pointe Fortune. This will be a half-day trip, mostly driving, with several stops along the route. This is a trip which we did way back in July 2006, turning up 51 species.

DATE: Saturday, July 24
TIME: 8:00 AM - A Half-day outing
MEETING PLACE: Hudson Inn parking lot at Exit 17 off of Highway 40.

(direction Ottawa) to Exit 17 - Highway 201 Montee Lavigne / Hudson. Meet in the parking area outside the Hudson Inn complex. We should attempt to carpool from this location.

ITINERARY: From the Hudson Inn, we will drive south on Highway 201 into St-Lazare checking out Montee Ste-Angelique and ch. de Fief, looking for various species of field and grassland birds, etc. We then head west towards the Quebec/Ontario border along ch. Ste-Marie, into Ontario to Lemieux Road & La Grande Montee Road. Here we will be again be looking for grassland birds, including Upland Sandpipers, Bobolinks, Meadowlarks, etc. seen here in the past. We will continue north on La Grande Montee to Pointe Fortune and visit the
Carillon Dam where various gulls and shorebirds are often seen.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 450-462-1459. You may reach me by cellphone at 514-637-2141 on Saturday morning. Those who wish to can bring along a lunch, but we hope to wrap up the trip within the half-day period, but we all know what can happen when the birds co-operate!! - Sheldon
Sightings for Wednesday July 21st
barrage Ste Martine (dam): Great egret, Mallards, Common tern, Canada goose, Greater yellowlegs, Lesser yellowlegs, Least sandpiper, Spotted sandpiper, Killdeer, Swallows - tree & barn

grande aigrette, canards colvert, sterne pierregarin, bernache du canada, grand chevalier, petit chevalier, becasseau minuscule 6-7, chevalier grivele 15, pluvier kildir, Hirondelles - bicolore & rustique - DaniellePaquette

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