NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Airport Loop
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 104 (Anderson Road). Go SSE on Anderson for 1.0 km to Leitrim Road. Turn right or southwest onto Leitrim and proceed 2.0 km to Ramseyville Road (previously Baseline Road). Turn left or SSE onto it and go 0.2 km to the continuation of Leitrim Road. Turn right or southwest onto it and drive 2.0 km to Hawthorne Road. Turn left or SSE onto Hawthorne and go 0.1 km to the next segment of Leitrim Road. Turn right or southwest onto it and travel 4.2 km to Albion Road. Turn left or SSE onto Albion and go 2.9 km to High Road, across from the Rideau Carleton Raceway. Turn right or northwest into High Road.
Airport Loop Route Directions: At the east end of Earl Armstrong Road, 4.6 km ENE of Limebank Road, is the italicized T-junction with the High Road.
Map of High Road area
Site Description and Birding Information: You take the High Road, and just maybe you have a good view. This road is slightly elevated and looks out over the Leitrim Wetlands to the east. This makes it a good spot to watch for hawks. Also, the heronry at Leitrim Wetlands can be seen from the southeastern portion of High Road.
Watch for Eastern Bluebird near the junction with Earl Armstrong Road. There is a sizable colony of Bank Swallows here. The northwestern segment of High Road has been blocked off and is now an interesting trail. The far end can be more easily reached from just south of the junction of Leitrim and Bowesville Roads, where there is a small parking area.
Eastern Bluebird at High and Armstrong Roads
Airport Loop Route Directions: From High Road, return to the junction of High and Earl Armstrong Roads and turn left or ESE onto the continuation of High Road. Go 1.0 km to Albion Road and turn left or NNW onto Albion Road. Travel about a kilometre and search for a place to pull off and park at the next site on this route, Letrim Wetlands.
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Last update: October 27, 2009