Today at 8:25, my son Ben and I found a Buff-breasted
Sandpiper at Shirley's Bay. It is on the mudflats walking through the vegetation
near the large rock.
Good birding, Bruce and Ben
Shirley's Bay: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to the Moodie Drive exit and turn
north (right) on Moodie Drive and continue to Carling Ave. Turn left at Carling
Ave. and follow Carling to Rifle Road. Turn right (north) on Rifle Rd. Park at
the lot at the end (boat launch). Walk back to the road, and continue through
the gate on the Department of National Defense property. There is a trail on
your right (clearly marked with vehicle "No Entry" signs) which heads into the
woods, and, eventually to the causeway. There is lots of POISON IVY along the
**** PLEASE NOTE**** YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE RANGE
OFFICE BEFORE ENTERING THE SHIRLEY'S BAY AREA-- Call (613)
991-5740and request permission to visit the causeway area for birding.