NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Mississippi River Valley Loop
THE BURNT LANDS ALVAR PNR - SE BLOCK
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 155 (March Road or Regional Road 49). Turn left or southwest onto March Road and follow it for 9.6 km to the entrance on the right or northwest to The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - SE Block, less than a kilometre beyond Burnt Lands Road.
Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From the junction of Old Almonte Road & Ramsey Concession 12, go northwest for 2.8 km on Ramsey Concession 12 to March Road or Regional 49. Turn right and drive northeast 1.8 km to the entrance on the left or northwest to The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - SE Block.
Map of The Burnt Lands area
Site Description and Birding Information: This site and the next one, The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - NW Block, are two "protected" parts of the Burnt Lands Alvar or limestone plain, which is one of the most significant in the province. This southeastern block of the Burnt Lands Alvar Provincial Nature Reserve consists of 260 hectares of varied habitat, ranging from open alvar meadow through scrub to various stages and combinations of coniferous and deciduous growth. Many unusual plants grow in this unique area.
The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - SE Block - Old DND Site
This site is divided in two by March Road. The northern side is the old DND site and is open alvar. Clay-colored Sparrow has bred here. The southern side is forested.
Mississippi River Valley Route Directions: From The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - SE Block, return to March Road or Regional 49 and turn right or southwest onto it. Go 1.8 km to Ramsey Concession 12 and turn right or northwest on it. Proceed 1.5 km to the end of the maintained road and the beginning of the next site on this route, The Burnt Lands Alvar PNR - NW Block.
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