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 Boulevard Wilfrid-Lavigne exit. Turn left or south onto Lavigne and go 1.7 km to Rue Principale in Aylmer. Turn right or west on Principale and proceed 0.2 km to Avenue Frank-Robinson. Turn left or south on Robinson and follow it 0.7 km to Boulevard de Lucerne. Turn left or west at Lucerne and immediately left on Rue Lake to enter the Wychwood area.
Ottawa River West: Quebec Route Directions: From the dead end on Chemin Fraser return east, then north 1.3 km to Boulevard de Lucerne. Turn left or west on Lucerne and go 1.2 km to Rue Pine. Turn left or south on Pine into the Wychwood area.
Site Description and Birding Information: There are views of the river from the south end of many of this older subdivision's streets, including (east to west) Rues Hemlock, Butternut, Saratoga and Lake, as well as from Forest, Thérien and from the park on Rue du Tamarac (all just west of the map).
A tiny area of mature pines has been set aside as a Conservation Park at the south end of Rue Pine. As well, there are many pines throughout the neighbourhood and species such as Pine Warbler call it home. A pair of Cooper's Hawks has also called it home for many years.
There are trails through an as yet undeveloped area to the east of either Rue Hemlock or Rue Juniper that have had breeding Brown Thrashers and Field Sparrows. See the Chemin Fraser site.
Ottawa River West: Quebec Route Directions: From the Wychwood area, return north to Boulevard Aylmer on centrally located Rue Lake (the only other exit from Wychwood aside from Rue Pine). Turn left or northwest on Boulevard Aylmer and go 0.8 km to Rue Jubilée. Turn right or north on Jubilée and drive 0.3 km to Rue Principale in Aylmer. Turn left or west on Principale and proceed 0.4 km to our next site, the Lac des Chênes Marina.
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