Directions: From Ottawa take Hwy 417 west to Hwy 416. South on the 416 to exit 66 (Fallowfield Rd.) Right (west) on Fallowfield to Moodie Dr. Left (south) on Moodie, go past Trail Rd. on your left and Cambrian Rd. on your right until you come to a very large sand & gravel operation on the left (east) side of the road. ***PLEASE NOTE*** - do NOT cross the gate to the sand & gravel operation. This is private property, and most of the birds can be well-viewed from the road.The landfill site is located on Trail Road. There is no access but the gulls can be viewed from Trail Road just south of the main entrance.
On October 24th, spent the morning birding the Ottawa River from Shirley's Bay to Remic Rapids. There were 200+ male Black Scoter off Andrew Haydon Park along with a few small flocks of White-winged and Surf Scoter. At Remic Rapids I observed a male Barrow's Goldeneye in the rapids, likely one of our regular wintering birds for the past 5 years. Also noted this morning was a 2nd winter Glaucous Gull and both Horned and Red-necked Grebe off AHP. Good birding, Bruce
Directions: Barrow's Goldeneye: Remic Rapids can be reached by taking Parkdale Ave. north from Hwy. 417 in Ottawa to the Western Parkway. Follow parkway west to Remic Rapids lookout and park. The Barrow's can be viewed from the cement lookout.
Great Black-backed Gulls are becoming a common sight in fields. I observed 120+ along Corkstown Road on October 25th.