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DAVID MANCHESTER ROAD

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

        Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 144 north (Carp Road or Regional Road 5). Follow the 0.5 km off-ramp to Carp Road and turn right or northwest onto it, going 1.5 km to Richardson Side Road. Turn left or southwest onto it and follow it for 2.7 km to David Manchester Road. Turn left or southeast on it.
        Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From the SE End of Beavertail Road, return northwest 1.3 km to Richardson Side Road. Turn right or northeast onto it and go 2.5 km to turn right or southeast onto David Manchester Road.
Map of the David Manchester Road area
Map of the David Manchester Road area
         Site Description and Birding Information: The 3.2 km of David Manchester Road southeast of Richardson Side Road provide an opportunity to view a good variety of habitats from the roadside in an area that is not yet too built up. There are areas mixed forest, field and scrub, plenty of conifers and lots of openings for easy viewing. Because of the conifers, it can be productive for winter finches. Feeders along this road would be worth checking.
Treed Roadside along David Manchester Road
Treed Roadside along David Manchester Road
Powerline along David Manchester Road
Powerline along David Manchester Road

         An old wood road extents southwest from the sharp lefthand turn where David Manchester becomes Rothbourne Road. Rothbourne is still open at Highway 7, but is posted for closure.
Wood Road at David Manchester and Rothbourne Roads
Wood Road at David Manchester and Rothbourne Roads

        Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From wherever you are on David Manchester Road, return northwest to Richardson Side Road (2.9 km from the SE end at Rothbourne Road). Turn right or northeast onto Richardson and go 2.7 km to Carp Road or Regional Road 5. Turn right or southeast and drive 1.1 km into our next site, Carp Road Landfill.
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Last update:  October 28, 2009