Directions courtesy of Jeff Skevington:
Park at the fire access road at the corner of Sand Bay Street and Baillie. Do not block the fire road. Then walk east down the beach along the Ottawa River for about 400 m until you get to the grassy area just past the last house. This is where you should look for the Nelson's Sparrows.
The best access point to start at is the fire access at the intersection of Sand Bay Street and Baillie Avenue. To get there, follow Constance Bay Drive in from Dunrobin Road. Turn right on Baillie just past the liquor store. Sand Bay is about 400 m east.
Historically, the Nelson's Sparrow was a very rare fall migrant but this status appears to have change.
The Nelson's Sparrow is easy to overlook and despite up to a dozen birds present it was sometimes difficult to locate.
Two Nelson's Sparrow sit quietly.
There is lots of this habitat along both sides of the Ottawa River.