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BAIE DE LOCHABER
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Independent Directions to this Site: Going north on Autoroute de la Gatineau or Highway 5 take Exit # 2, the Autoroute 50 east exit. Follow the long, 1.0 km, ramp over Brewery Creek and onto Autoroute 50 headed north. Proceed 30 km to exit 166 (the final exit on 50 at this time), following the exit ramp 0.6 km as it loops back around to Rue Notre-Dame. Turn left or south and go 0.6 km SSE to where Chemin de Montréal or Highway 148 join Notre-Dame. Continue straight SSE 0.2 km to where Chemin de la Quai splits off to the right. Continue on Chemin de Montréal or Highway 148 by bearing left or ENE and going 7.4 km. Pull off on the wide shoulder either side of a trailer home (# 962). The road curves gently up a hill to this point and provides excellent views of the Baie de Lochaber.
Ottawa River East: Quebec Route Directions: From the fields opposite La Ferme Soleil, proceed 3.5 km ENE on Chemin de Montréal Ouest or Highway 148 to pull off on the wide shoulder either side of a trailer home (# 962). The road curves gently up a hill to this point and provides excellent views of the Baie de Lochaber.
Google Satellite Map of the Baie de Lochaber Area
Site Description and Birding Information: From the top of this hill, the view of the marsh, to the west, and the bay, to the east, is excellent. The next two kilometres continue to provide good views. The point of land out in the bay is used as a roost by Double-breasted Cormorants in the warmer months. A drake Eurasian Wigeon was seen here on May 8, 2011. A good scope is a boon here.
Views of the Baie de Lochaber
Ottawa River East: Quebec Route Directions: From the Baie de Lochaber overlook, proceed 4.0 km northeast on Chemin de Montréal Ouest or Highway 148. Pull off opposite # 839 to the right or south for the next site on this route, Marais aux Massettes.
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Last update: May 19, 2011