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CHEMIN VANIER (ROAD) QUARRY

Spring: **  Summer: **  Fall: **  Winter: *

        Independent Directions to this Site: From where Boulevard St-Raymond or Highway 148 meets Chemin Pink, take Pink Road 0.9 km westward to Chemin de la Montagne Nord. Turn left or west to continue on Chemin Pink and drive 3.0 km to Chemin Vanier (Vanier Road). Turn right or north on Vanier and go 0.4 km to the pulloff at the southern entrance for the Vanier Road Quarry.
        Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route Directions: From where you are parked at the Museum Feeders, return to Chemin Pink (Pink Road). Turn right or west on Pink and go 0.7 km to Chemin Vanier (Vanier Road). Turn right or north on Vanier and go 0.4 km to the pulloff at the southern entrance for the Vanier Road Quarry.
Map of the Chemin Vanier (Road) Quarry Area
Map of the Chemin Vanier (Road) Quarry Area

The Chemin Vanier (Road) Quarry Ponds Loafing Gulls at the Chemin Vanier (Road) Quarry
Views of the Chemin Vanier (Road) Quarry
        Site Description and Birding Information: This large quarry area attract roosting gulls and waterfowl, as well as a few shorebirds. The birds often roost on the narrow strip of land between the two parts of the pond, so a scope is recommended. A second viewing area is the northern entrance to the quarry, about 0.3 km north on Vanier. This is the "business end" of the quarry, so be wary of truck traffic; and don't block the way.
Bing Satellite View of the Chemin Vanier (Road) Quarry
Bing Satellite View of the Chemin Vanier (Road) Quarry
         North of the northern quarry entrance by 0.7 km, where the powerlines cross the road, there is an intermittent Segde Wren colony on the west side of Vanier. Presumably, use from year to year depends on water levels allowing for the use of nesting habitat.
Bing Bird's Eye View of the Chemin Vanier (Road) Sedge Wren Area
Bing Bird's Eye View of the Chemin Vanier (Road) Sedge Wren Area
        Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route Directions: From the Sedge Wren area or the quarry on Chemin Vanier (Vanier Road), return south on it to Chemin Pink (Pink Road). Turn right or west on Pink to enter the next site on this route, Chemin Pink (Road) between Chemins Vanier and Klock (Roads).
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Last update:  November 27, 2009