NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Rideau River East Side
WALTER UPTON COLLINS PARK
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 121A (Bronson Avenue). Go SSE on Bronson for 3.6 km, crossing the Rideau River on the Dunbar Bridge and going over Riverside Drive, before bearing right to take the Brookfield Road exit. In 0.1 km merge right onto Brookfield Road and drive 0.5 km to Riverside Drive. Turn left onto Riverside Drive and go 6.0 km to where it becomes River Road. Then continue straight or south along River for an additional 8.9 km to the turnoff, on the right or west, for the Walter Upton Collins Park.
Rideau River East Side Route Directions: From the Nicholls Island parking area return to Nicholls Island Road and turn right or east and proceed 0.3 km to River Road. Turn right or south on it and drive 1.1 km to the turnoff, on the right or west, for the Walter Upton Collins Park.
Map of the Walter Upton Collins Park area
Site Description and Birding Information: This small (3.4 hectares) park is adjacent the 1838 Collins homestead. Trees lining the river edge, particularly the willows, provide shelter and easy viewing for migrants in season.
Across the road (River Road) from the park is a new man-made drainage feature, perhaps a large ditch, running perpendicular to the road. This may provide some short term habitat. A quick glance should tell.
View of the Walter Upton Collins Park
Ditch Opposite Walter Upton Collins Park
Rideau River East Side Route Directions: From the Walter Upton Collins Park parking area return to River Road. Turn right or SSE on it and drive 3.3 km to Rideau Forest Drive. Turn left or ENE onto it and proceed 1.4 km to Shylo Crescent the beginning of a short loop through the next site on this route, Rideau Forest.
Return to Rideau River East Side.
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Last update: October 29, 2009