NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Mer Bleue / French Hill Loop
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 112 (Innes Road). If travelling west, the 0.2 km offramp dumps you right or northeast onto Innes. If driving east, a 0.3 km offramp brings you to Innes Road, where you will turn left or northeast onto it and in 0.5 km join the westbound offramp traffic. Both groups will now follow Innes Road northeast 1.8 km from here to Anderson Road. Turn right or southeast into Anderson Road and go 1.5 km to Renaud Road. Turn left or east onto Renaud and travel 2.0 km to Kemp Road. Turn right or south onto Kemp and travel 0.4 km to the pulloff at the old rail crossing.
Mer Bleue - French Hill Loop Route Directions: From wherever you are on the eastern section of Renaud Road, proceed west to its junction with Kemp Road. Turn right or north onto Kemp and travel 0.2 km to the pulloff at the old rail crossing.
Map of the Kemp Road area
Site Description and Birding Information: This site abuts the northern end of Mer Bleue and provides some roadside scanning of the fields and Mud Creek, which runs parallel to Renaud Road and crosses Kemp Road and the eastern extension of Renaud Road. Check field edges and isolated trees for perching raptors. The old railbed is now a snowmobile or hiking trail. In the westerly direction it passes through second growth woodland.
View of the Kemp Road area
Mer Bleue - French Hill Loop Route Directions: This is this last site in the Mer Bleue - French Hill Loop. From here you can visit the Dolman Ridge Road Trails area, the first site on this loop. Or you could visit the following Ottawa River East: Ontario sites are only 7 to 10 km to the north: Mouth of Green's Creek, Teal Cove Marshes and Petrie Islands. As well the Airport Loop's Pine Grove Trails (Davidson Road) site is only 8 km to the SSW.
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Last update: October 27, 2009