NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Mississippi River Valley Loop
CARP RIVER AT KINBURN
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway), take Exit 169 (Kinburn Side Road) and drive northeast 4.8 km to Loggers Way in the center of Kinburn. Turn left or northwest onto Loggers Way go 0.4 km to where the road begins to run beside the Carp River.
Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From the junction of Loggers Way and Riddledale Road, the end of the Galetta site, turn right or southeast onto Loggers Way and travel 4.7 km to the northwest edge of Kinburn, where the road begins to run beside the Carp River.
Map of the Carp River at Kinburn area
Site Description and Birding Information: A 0.7 km stretch of Loggers Way just northwest of Kinburn runs along the banks of the Carp River, providing excellent viewing opportunities. Old willows and other deciduous trees drap over the river and hence are a natural channel for migrants.
Carp River along Loggers Way at Kinburn
Another section of the Carp River can be viewed from the Kinburn Side Road 0.5 km northeast of Loggers Way. Worth a quick look from the bridge.
Carp River at the Kinburn Side Road
Somewhat farther away, 2.2 km north of the northern end of the Loggers Way section that is adjacent the river, is a good view of excellent habitat along the Carp River at Rabbit Path and John Shaw Road. Again view from the bridge. Wood Duck occurs here. Rabbit Path is the first right northwest of the railway tracks.
Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From the northern end of the Loggers Way section of the Carp River at Kinburn, return northwest on Loggers Way to Hunt Line Road and travel 4.3 km to Highway 17, just southeast of the Mississippi River bridge. Turn right onto 17 and park safely off on the side near the bridge, which is 0.3 km from Hunt Line. This is our next site, the Mississippi River at Highway 17.
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Last update: October 28, 2009