NeilyWorld  Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Rideau River East Side


BECKETTS LANDING ROAD

Spring: **  Summer: **  Fall: *  Winter: *

         Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 416 take exit 42 (Dilworth Road southwest) 1.0 km to Regional 5 (North Gower Road). Turn left or southeast onto it and drive 5.7 km to Leeds & Grenville 44 at Becketts Landing. Turn left or southeast onto 44 and go 1.0 km (across the Rideau River) to River Road. Turn right or southwest onto River Road and proceed 0.5 km to Becketts Landing Road, on the right or northwest.
         Rideau River East Side Route Directions: From the G. Howard Ferguson Forest Station return via Veteren's Way to Leeds & Grenville 44. Turn right or northwest and go 2.9 km to River Road. Turn left or west onto it and go 0.5 km to Becketts Landing Road, on the right or northwest.
Map of Becketts Landing Road Area
Map of Becketts Landing Road Area
         Site Description and Birding Information: The marshy back channel of the Rideau River as you cross to the small island provides opportunity to watch for waterfowl in season and marsh birds in summer on either side of the road. A Great Blue Heron often feeds here. Listen for House Wren on the island and, at the road's end scan the main channel of the Rideau River.
Southwest of Road
Southwest of Road
Northeast of Road
Northeast of Road
Great Blue Heron off Becketts Landing Road
Great Blue Heron off Becketts Landing Road
        Rideau River East Side Route Directions: From wherever you are on Becketts Landing Road, return southeast to River Road. Turn right or southwest onto it and follow it 4.6 km to the next site on this route, Murphy's Drain, a creek flowing into the Rideau River.
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Last update:  October 29, 2009