NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Northwest - Ottawa River West: Quebec
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Boulevard des Allumettières or Highway 148, take the Chemin Vanier exit. Turn left or south onto Vanier and go 3.8 km to Rue Lamoureux. Turn right or west on Lamoureux and go 0.4 km to Rue Papineau, shortly after which Lamoureux becomes a dirt road and nature prevails (for the time being). Continue straight and enter the birding area of Rue Lamoureux.
Ottawa River West: Quebec Route Directions: From the Deschênes Rapids at the end of Chemin Vanier, return north on Vanier 0.1 km to Rue Lamoureux. Turn left or west on Lamoureux and go 0.4 km to Rue Papineau, shortly after which Lamoureux becomes a dirt road and nature prevails (for the time being). Continue straight and enter the birding area of Rue Lamoureux.
Google Satellite Map of Rue Lamoureux Area
Site Description and Birding Information: A dirt extension of Rue Lamoureux, where it bends north into an area of soon to be destroyed habitat or new "development", runs about 0.5 km along Parc Riverain, paralleling the bike path. There is a wooded swamp on the side of the road away from the river. At the dead end the bike path crosses the old roadway. Here you can explore northward along the bike path, through scrub and wet patches, as far as Boulevard Lucerne; or you can take the bikepath southeast then east to parallel the Rue Lamoureux extension and make a loop by taking the cross path to Lamoureux and by going west on it to complete the loop. Excellent area for migrants.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher has nested along the bike path west of Rue Bréboeuf and south of Rue Lamoureux. It has been seen there again in the spring of 2002 and the summer of 2008 and may nest. On Aug. 13, 2008 a bird believed to be a White-tailed Kite was seen flying north over this site.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Nesting Above Bike Path - May 25, 1994
Ottawa River West: Quebec Route Directions: From the dead end on Rue Lamoureux, return east 0.7 km to Rue Côté. Turn left or north on Côté and drive 0.5 km to Boulevard de Lucerne. Turn left or west on Lucerne and go 1.0 km to Chemin Fraser. Turn left or south on Fraser and you are now entering the next site on this route, Chemin Fraser.
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Last update: October 29, 2009