NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Rideau River East Side
SABOURINS CROSSING HERONRY
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Independent Directions to this Site: Along Highway 416, go 1.4 km beyond exit 40 (Rideau River Road) and pull well off the highway to the right, where you will see the opening for viewing the Sabourins Crossing Heronry.
Rideau River East Side Route Directions: From wherever you are on South Gower Boundary Road, continue SSE on it to Leeds & Grenville 43 (formerly Highway 43), 7.3 km south of River Road. Turn right or west on 43 and go 5.5 km to Highway 416 (exit 34). Turn right or north on 416 and proceed 6.1 km to exit 40 at Rideau River Road (CR 19). Exit the 416 northbound and immediately take the 416 southbound onramp. Go 1.4 km south on Highway 416 and pull well off the highway to the right, where you will see the opening for viewing the Sabourins Crossing Heronry.
Map of Sabourins Crossing Heronry Area
Site Description and Birding Information: This is one of the largest heronries in our area. There are around 30 nests to be seen here. Look carefully into the far side of the opening where you will see the nests as dark masses in the dead trees. Binoculars, or better yet spotting scopes, would be useful here.
Sabourins Crossing Heronry - Naked Eye
Sabourins Crossing Heronry - Magnified
Rideau River East Side Route Directions: From the heronry site along Highway 416, continue south 4.7 km to exit 34 toward Kemptville. Turn right or west on Leeds & Grenville 43 and go 2.5 km to Kemptville and Leeds & Grenville 44. Turn right or northwest on 44 and proceed 0.5 km to Veteren's Way, on the right or northeast, the entrance to the next site on this route, the G. Howard Ferguson Forest Station.
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Last update: October 29, 2009