NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Ottawa River West: Ontario
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 138 (Eagleson/March Roads). If travelling west, the 0.6 km offramp sends you right or north onto March Road. If driving east, a 0.4 km offramp brings you to Eagleson Road, where you will turn left or north onto it and in 0.5 km join the westbound offramp traffic on March Road (it changed names as you went under the overpass). Both groups will now follow March Road north 1.0 km to Herzberg Road. Turn right or north on Herzberg. As March Road bends to the left you actually end up going the same direction you were before the turnoff.
Ottawa River West: Ontario Route Directions: From Shirleys Bay Dyke parking area (the boat launch), return southward on Range Road 2.0 km to Carling Avenue. Turn right or west and go 2.0 km to Herzberg Road. Turn right or north onto it.
Map of the Herzberg Road Area
Site Description and Birding Information: Fields of corn stubble attract geese and ducks in spring, as well as flocks of blackbirds. A Yellow-headed Blackbird was found here in early May 1990. Upland Sandpiper sometimes stop here on migration. At the far end of Herzberg Road (you have to turn right off the main road where it bends left to become Terry Fox Drive), is some scrubby habitat adjacent a feeding station that produces sparrows, finches and Mourning Doves all winter. This road is now cut off at the railway tracks and access to the eastern section of what was 4th Line Road and Sandhill Road is via the left hand turn onto Terry Fox Drive. Eastern Bluebirds have bred along Sandhill Road near the north end of Herzberg.
Yellow-headed Blackbird - May 5, 1990 - Herzberg Road
Ottawa River West: Ontario Route Directions: From the deadend at the north end of Herzberg Road, return to the "main" road, where Herzberg becomes Terry Fox Drive, and turn right onto Terry Fox. Follow it for 1 km to March Valley Road, turn right or north onto it and go down the hill for 0.5 km to the old Fourth Line Road and enter the next site March Valley (Fourth Line) - Klondike.
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