Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer Series of Birding - Trip #5 - Saturday, August 2

This week we will head to a destination that we last visited in July 2011; Parc Nature Pointe des Cascades, south of Highway 20 in Pointe des Cascades, QC, adjacent to the entrance to the Soulanges Canal.

Pointe des Cascades offers a variety of habitats: wooded areas, sandy & marshy waterfront and open water. The area is made up of a peninsula and two islands, Ile Joubert & Ile des Cascades, located at the point where the Riviere des Outaouais meets the St. Lawrence River. There are several walking paths through wooded areas leading up to the shoreline, offering excellent views out on to the water.

DESTINATION: Parc Nature Pointe des Cascades, Pointe des Cascades, QC
TIME: 8 am
MEETING PLACE: Parking lot of Au Vieux Duluth Restaurant, 250 Harwood Blvd (Highway 20) at the corner of Highway 338 (ch. De Lotbiniere) in Vaudreuil-Dorion.


DURATION: Half-day trip

Driving Instructions: Take Highway 20 West to Vaudreuil-Dorion. At the intersection of Highway 20 (Harwood) and Highway 338 (ch. Lotbiniere), you will see the Au Vieux Duluth restaurant at 250 Harwood, on the south-west corner of the intersection.

Itinerary: From the meeting point in Vaudreuil-Dorion, we will drive to the parking lot of the Parc Nature Pointe des Cascades. Note: There is no charge for entry to the park or for parking. This will be predominantly a walking trip through the park. Time permitting, we may explore some marshy areas west of Pointe des Cascades, driving west along chemin du Fleuve.

For further information, please contact Sheldon at 450-462-1459, or on Saturday morning at 514-637-2141.

Sheldon Harvey

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