NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Mississippi River Valley Loop
HAYDONS CREEK AT LANARK 17
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Independent Directions to this Site: From the Highway 417 (The Queensway), take Exit 169 (Kinburn Side Road) and drive southwest 5.0 km to Blakeney Road (Lanark 17). Turn left or south onto it and go 2.2 km to Haydons Creek. Park safely where able.
Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: When you reach Needham Road travelling northwest on Pakenham Concession 12, turn left or southwest onto Needham. Proceed 1.5 km to Blakeney Road (Lanark 17) and turn right or northwest onto it. Go 1.4 km to Haydons Creek. Park safely where able.
Map of the Haydons Creek at Lanark 17 area
Site Description and Birding Information: Haydons Creek cuts a deep gully which Lanark 17 crosses at elevation. This provides great viewing of the maturing deciduous forest draping the sides above the creek. Parking is the biggest problem, as the shoulder is narrow. There are a couple of old access roads into the pine plantation to the southeast, at the top of the hill, that could be used. The gully is home to various species; woodpeckers, flycatchers, etc. Indigo Buntings can be found easily here in summer.
Looking SW at Haydons Creek
To add to the variety here, there are spruce and pine plantings along the road at the top of the hill; some spruce to the northwest and a bit larger pine group to the southeast.
Pine Plantation near Haydons Creek
Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From Haydons Creek at Lanark 17, proceed 2.2 km to the Kinburn Side Road (Lanark 20). Turn left or northwest onto it and drive 0.9 km to Highway 15 in Pakenham. Turn left or SSW onto it and go 5.5 km to Cedar Hill Side Road. Turn right or southwest onto it, actually continuing straight, and travel 0.2 km to Pakenham Concession 9. Turn right or northwest onto it and in 1.9 km reach the next site on this route, Glen Creek at Pakenham Concession 9.
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