Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Series of Birding - Field Trip #1

12th Annual Summer Series of Birding - Field Trip #1- Saturday, June 27, 2015
The spring field trips have ended and it's time to kick off the 12th annual Summer Series of Birding.

For those not familiar with the Summer Series, we choose the destination of each week's field trip just a few days prior to the trip itself. The destination each week is posted on Songsparrow, on the BPQ Facebook page and in a weekly e-mailing usually by Wednesday or Thursday. I'll try to come up with some locations that we haven't visited before, or locations we haven't visited in a long time. Also if any rare birds show up in our region throughout the summer, we'll do our best to get out to look for them.

To kick off this summer's trips, we'll keep it local giving everyone an opportunity to come to an easy-to-get-to destination. We will be heading to the always interesting and popular Parc des Rapides in Ville LaSalle. We'll explore the park as well as the LaSalle/Verdun waterfront looking for songbirds, marsh birds, water fowl, gulls, terns, raptors, and whatever else we can find!

DATE: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ville LaSalle, Parc des Rapides
Start Time: 8:00 a.m. - Half-day walking trip

Meet in the parking lot at Parc des Rapides, corner of LaSalle Blvd. and 6th Avenue in Ville LaSalle (just east of Bishop Power Blvd.). Free Parking
Driving Instructions: Take Hwy 20 to the Blvd. de la Vérendrye exit. Heading west on de la Vérendrye, follow it to Bishop Power Blvd/Shevchenko. Turn left on Bishop Power Blvd and follow to the waterfront on LaSalle Blvd. Turn left on LaSalle Blvd. and follow it to the parking lot at the corner of 6th Avenue.
From the West Island another option is Highway 20 to the Angrignon Blvd. exit. Follow Angrignon Blvd which changes name to des Trinitaires at Newman Blvd. Continue on des Trinitaires to de la Verendrye Blvd. Turn right on de la Verendrye and follow it to Bishop Power Blvd/Shevchenko. Turn left on to Bishop Power and follow the instructions above.
Public transportation is available from the Angrignon Metro station. Check metro and bus routes for full details.

If you have questions, please contact me by e-mail. On the morning of the trip you can reach me at 514-637-2141.
We look forward to another great summer of birding. - Sheldon Harvey

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