NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Marlborough Forest Loop
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 416 take exit 49 (Roger Stevens Drive). If southbound, a 0.4 km offramp dumps onto Bankfield, where you will turn right or southwest. If northbound, the 0.4 km offramp brings you to Bankfield, where you will turn left or southwest onto it and in 0.4 km join the southbound offramp traffic. Both groups will now follow Roger Stevens Drive southwest 8.2 km to Malakoff Road. Turn left or southeast onto Malakoff Road and go 1.7 km to Gallagher Road. Turn right or south onto Gallagher Road and proceed 4.4 km to its junction with Harnett Road. Turn left or southeast and drive 2.6 km to Paden Road. Turn right or southwest onto Paden and drive 3.3 km to Weedmark Road. Turn right or northwest onto it and go 0.7 km to its end at 7435 Weedmark.
Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From wherever you are on Harnett Road, continue straight southeast to Paden Road. Turn right or southwest onto Paden and drive 3.3 km to Weedmark Road. Turn right or northwest onto it and go 0.7 km to its end at 7435 Weedmark.
Map of the Weedmark Road Area
Site Description and Birding Information: The large marsh at the road's end is worth checking, as well as the surrounding woodland. The trail continuing northwest looks unused, but could be interesting to explore. The land on the west side of the trail is private, please do not trespass. The large cattail marsh has lots of snags, suggesting habitat for Olive-sided Flycatcher. They have been seen not far from here in years past, so you never know.
Views along Weedmark Road
Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From the northwest end of Weedmark Road, return southeast the 0.7 km to Paden Road. Turn right or southwest and drive 2.0 km to a woods road leading off to the right or northwest. This is the entry to the next locale in this loop, the Paden Road Trails site.
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