NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Rideau River West Side
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 416 (The Veteran's Memorial Highway) take exit 66 (Fallowfield Road). Northbound traffic exit right, take the 0.4 km offramp to Fallowfield Road, then turn right or NNE. Southbound traffic exit right, take the 0.4 km offramp to Fallowfield Road, then turn left or NNE onto it and in 0.5 km join the northbound traffic. Both groups will now follow Fallowfield Road east for an additional 0.4 km to reach Strandherd Drive. Continue straight east onto Strandherd and follow it 6.7 km to Woodroffe Avenue. Turn right or SSE onto Woodroffe and drive 2.1 km to Prince of Wales Drive (Prescott Highway). Turn left or north onto it and go 3.1 km to Lodge Road. Turn left or south onto it.
Rideau River West Side Route Directions: From the Chapman Mills Conservation Area, return to Winding Way and turn left or SSW onto it. Turn immediately left or south onto Prince of Wales Drive (Prescott Highway) and drive 1.2 km to Lodge Road. Turn left or south onto it.
Site Description and Birding Information: Although it is only a short road (0.9 km), over 3/4 of it runs along the Rideau riverbank. This provides great views of the shallows or bar in the middle of the river, where gulls and waterfowl feel safe enough to rest. Check for feeders along the south end of the road.
Gull Flock on Bar off Lodge Road
Rideau River West Side Route Directions: From the south end of Lodge Road, turn left or south onto Prince of Wales Drive (Prescott Highway). Proceed 0.2 km to the entrance, on the left, of the parking area for the next location along this route, the Jock River Landing.
Return to Rideau River West Side.
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Map of Lodge Road area
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Last update: October 29, 2009