NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Northwest - Ottawa River West: Quebec
LAC DES CHÊNES MARINA
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Boulevard des Allumettières or Highway 148, take the Chemin Eardley exit in Alymer. Turn left or southeast onto Chemin Eardley and go 1.1 km to Rue Front. Turn right or south onto Front and proceed 0.8 km to the entrance to the Lac des Chênes Marina. Turn right or west to enter.
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 the Lac des Chênes Marina.
Google Satellite Map of Aylmer Marina Area
Site Description and Birding Information: Check the river (Lac des Chênes here) from the breakwaters, especially in late fall and early winter, for waterfowl, loons and grebes. Check inside the marina for sheltering waterbirds. And near the first week of November, check the breakwater itself for Purple Sandpiper. A Red Phalarope was found on the west side of the marina on the small rocks on October 22, 2004.
Check the sandy beach to the north for roosting gulls and possible shorebirds. A Piping Plover was seen here May 13, 2004.
View of the Lac des Chênes Marina
Ottawa River West: Quebec Route Directions: From the Lac des Chênes Marina in Aylmer, turn left or north on Rue Front and go 0.8 km to Autoroute l'Outaouais or Highway 148. Turn left or northwest on 148 and proceed 0.1 km to Rue Lattion. Turn left or west on Lattion and follow it 0.8 km to Rue Beaulac, where you enter our next site on this route, the Queen's Park area.
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