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   THE BEST SITES
         This page provides a selection of the best sites covered by this website. These locations are the ones you won't want to miss, especially if you are just here for a short time. Most of these sites are highly-rated by the local birding community, but I'm sure that my prejudices have crept in here and there. No doubt there are local birders who will disagree with some of my choices or omissions. Please let me know what YOU think. Contact me at larry.neily@rogers.com. Together we can make this site even better.
         There are four ways of accessing Ottawa's top birding spots: Time of Year, Quadrant, Habitat, and Bird Type. The "Time of Year" section is divided into five subsections, some with slight overlap for convenience. The "Quadrant" sections simply divides the circle into four parts (see the circle map page). The "Habitat" and "Bird Type" sections have several subgroups each, and are often quite generalized. This page is still under construction. Sites are only added here if a page exists to link to. Therefore many excellent sites are not yet included. Please be patient.
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    START HERE BY SELECTING ONE OF THESE FOUR GROUPINGS:    

Time of Year

Quadrant

Habitat

Bird Type




 
CHOOSE TIME OF YEAR:     back to Top

December to March

April to June

June to August

August to September

October to December


December to March     back to Choose Time of Year
Chemin Eardley-Masham (Ramsay Lake Road)
Kerwin (River) Road
Low-Poltimore Road (Chemin Paugan)
Shirleys Bay Cottage Area
Earl Armstrong Road
Parc Brébeuf
Akins Road
Steel Line Road
Rushmore Road
Nepean Dump
Britannia Conservation Area
The Arboretum
Frank Kenny and Wall Roads
March Valley (Fourth Line) - Klondike

April to June     back to Choose Time of Year
Britannia Conservation Area
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Cobbs Lake Creek at Russell Road (Bourget)
Lac Leamy
Bear Brook at Milton Road
Huntmar Drive
Champlain Lookout
Dunrobin Ridge on Greenland Road
Deschênes Rapids - Ontario
Deschênes Rapids - Quebec
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Baie Noire
Marais aux Grenouillettes
Marais des Laîches East/Est
Marais des Laîches West/Ouest
Wall and 10th Line Roads
Petrie Islands
Vincent Massey Park
Indian Creek Road North End
Grande & Petite Presqu'île (just outside circle)

June to August     back to Choose Time of Year
Champlain Lookout
Huntmar Drive
St. Albert Sewage Lagoons
Embrun Sewage Lagoons
Leitrim Road West
Carp Ridge on Thomas Dolan Parkway
Richmond Fen via Kettles Road
Marais aux Grenouillettes
Mer Bleue Boardwalk & Trail
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Deschênes Rapids - Quebec
Casselman Sewage Lagoons
Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 12 North

August to September     back to Choose Time of Year
Britannia Conservation Area
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Embrun Sewage Lagoons
St. Albert Sewage Lagoons
Casselman Sewage Lagoons
Lac Leamy
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Deschênes Rapids - Quebec
Deschênes Rapids - Ontario
South Gower Boundary Road (Sod & Turf Farms)

October to December     back to Choose Time of Year
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Britannia Conservation Area
Nepean Dump
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Milton Road - Sandhill Cranes
Kerwin (River) Road
Brophy/Bankfield Roads
Jack Pine Trail
March Valley (Fourth Line) - Klondike
Chemin de la Rivière


 
CHOOSE QUADRANT:     back to Top

Northwest

Northeast

Southeast

Southwest


Northwest     back to Choose Quadrant
Chemin Eardley-Masham (Ramsay Lake Road)
Lac Leamy
Parc Brébeuf
Champlain Lookout
Deschênes Rapids - Quebec
Steel Line Road
Lakeview Terrace
Chemin de la Rivière

Northeast     back to Choose Quadrant
Marais aux Grenouillettes
Marais des Laîches East/Est
Low-Poltimore Road (Chemin Paugan)
Marais des Laîches West/Ouest
Baie Noire
Thurso Marsh (Marais Perras)
Parc du Lac Beauchamp
Ferme Soleil, La
Grande & Petite Presqu'île (just outside circle)

Southeast     back to Choose Quadrant
Cobbs Lake Creek at Russell Road (Bourget)
Earl Armstrong Road
Bear Brook at Milton Road
Vincent Massey Park
Embrun Sewage Lagoons
Leitrim Road West
Casselman Sewage Lagoons
Mer Bleue Boardwalk & Trail
St. Albert Sewage Lagoons
Petrie Islands
Frank Kenny and Wall Roads
Wall and 10th Line Roads
Indian Creek Road North End
Winchester Sewage Lagoons
Ferguson Forest Station - Kemptville
South Gower Boundary Road (Sod & Turf Farms)
Davidson Road (Pine Grove Trails)

Southwest     back to Choose Quadrant
Britannia Conservation Area
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Nepean Dump
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Kerwin (River) Road
Munster Sewage Lagoons
Huntmar Drive
Deschênes Rapids - Ontario
Jack Pine Trail
Munster Road and Soldier's Line
Carp Ridge on Thomas Dolan Parkway
Richmond Fen via Kettles Road
Clyde Woods & Quarry
Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 12 North
The Arboretum
Fletcher Wildlife Garden
Baxter Conservation Area



 
CHOOSE HABITAT:     back to Top

River  

Marsh

Coniferous Forest

Deciduous Forest

Scrubland

Agricultural Land



River     back to Choose Habitat
Deschênes Rapids - Ontario
Deschênes Rapids - Quebec
Britannia Conservation Area
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Ottawa Beach
Parc Brébeuf
Cobbs Lake Creek at Russell Road (Bourget)
Bate Island
Twin Elm
Grande & Petite Presqu'île (just outside circle)

Marsh     back to Choose Habitat
Britannia Conservation Area
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Richmond Fen via Kettles Road
Marais aux Grenouillettes
Munster Road and Soldier's Line
Embrun Sewage Lagoons
Constance Creek at Vances Side Road
Baie Noire
St. Albert Sewage Lagoons
Marais des Laîches East/Est
Marais des Laîches West/Ouest
Thurso Marsh (Marais Perras)
Munster Sewage Lagoons
Casselman Sewage Lagoons
Constance Creek at Thomas Dolan Parkway
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds

Coniferous Forest     back to Choose Habitat
Kerwin (River) Road
Constance Bay
Low-Poltimore Road (Chemin Paugan)
Jack Pine Trail
Mer Bleue Boardwalk & Trail
Chemin Eardley-Masham (Ramsay Lake Road)
Davidson Road (Pine Grove Trails)

Deciduous Forest     back to Choose Habitat
Britannia Conservation Area
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Lac Leamy
Champlain Lookout
Huntmar Drive
Vincent Massey Park
Old Carp Road
Chemin Eardley-Masham (Ramsay Lake Road)
Jack Pine Trail
Ferguson Forest Station - Kemptville
Low-Poltimore Road (Chemin Paugan)
Baxter Conservation Area
Larriault Falls and Mulvihill Lake Trail

Scrubland     back to Choose Habitat
Leitrim Road West
Burnt Lands via Ramsey Conc. 12 North
Britannia Conservation Area
Carp Ridge on Thomas Dolan Parkway
Shirleys Bay Cottage Area

Agricultural Land     back to Choose Habitat
Earl Armstrong Road
Cobbs Lake Creek at Russell Road (Bourget)
Chemin de la Rivière
March Valley Road (Fourth Line) - Klondike
Akins Road
Ferme Soleil, La
Rushmore Road
Bear Brook at Milton Road
Carp River Floodplain
Frank Kenny and Wall Roads
Wall and 10th Line Roads
South Gower Boundary Road (Sod & Turf Farms)
Brophy/Bankfield Roads
Giroux & Dunning Roads
Steel Line Road



 
CHOOSE BIRD TYPE:     back to Top

Waterfowl  

Gulls and Terns

Shorebirds

Marsh Birds

Diurnal Raptors

Owls

Warblers

Sparrows

Finches

Northern Visitors

Feeding Stations



Waterfowl     back to Bird Type
Cobbs Lake Creek at Russell Road (Bourget)
Bear Brook at Milton Road
Britannia Conservation Area
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Parc Brébeuf
Carp River Floodplain
Embrun Sewage Lagoons
St. Albert Sewage Lagoons
Marais des Laîches East/Est
Marais des Laîches West/Ouest
La Ferme Soleil
Casselman Sewage Lagoons
Brophy/Bankfield Roads
Grande & Petite Presqu'île (just outside circle)

Gulls and Terns     back to Bird Type
Nepean Dump
Deschênes Rapids - Ontario
Deschênes Rapids - Quebec
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Ottawa Beach
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Parc Brébeuf
Bate Island
Brophy/Bankfield Roads
Winchester Sewage Lagoons

Shorebirds     back to Bird Type
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Embrun Sewage Lagoons
Munster Sewage Lagoons
Ottawa Beach
St. Albert Sewage Lagoons
Casselman Sewage Lagoons
South Gower Boundary Road (Sod & Turf Farms)
Central Experimental Farm
Parc Brébeuf
Twin Elm
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Winchester Sewage Lagoons

Marsh Birds     back to Bird Type
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Marais aux Grenouillettes
Marais des Laîches East/Est
Marais des Laîches West/Ouest
Baie Noire
Thurso Marsh (Marais Perras)
Huntmar Drive
Richmond Fen via Kettles Road
Munster Road and Soldier's Line
Constance Creek at Vances Side Road

Diurnal Raptors     back to Bird Type
Dunrobin Ridge on Greenland Road
Earl Armstrong Road
March Valley Road (Fourth Line) - Klondike
Chemin Eardley-Masham (Ramsay Lake Road)
Central Experimental Farm
Steel Line Road
Cobbs Lake Creek at Russell Road (Bourget)
Moodie Drive Quarry Ponds
Derby Hill Hawkwatch (outside area)

Owls     back to Bird Type
Old Carp Road
Akins Road
Clyde Woods & Quarry
Rushmore Road
Wall and 10th Line Roads
Richmond Fen via Kettles Road
The Arboretum

Warblers     back to Bird Type
Britannia Conservation Area
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Champlain Lookout
Marathon Trail System
Lac Leamy
Vincent Massey Park
Carp Ridge on Thomas Dolan Parkway
Mer Bleue Boardwalk & Trail
Petrie Islands
Davidson Road (Pine Grove Trails)

Sparrows     back to Bird Type
Leitrim Road West
Britannia Conservation Area
Shirleys Bay Dyke
Shirleys Bay Cottage Area
Mer Bleue Boardwalk & Trail
Clyde Woods & Quarry
Carp Ridge on Thomas Dolan Parkway

Finches     back to Bird Type
Britannia Conservation Area
The Arboretum
Chemin Eardley-Masham (Ramsay Lake Road)
Low-Poltimore Road (Chemin Paugan)
Shirleys Bay Cottage Area
Jack Pine Trail
Kerwin (River) Road

Northern Visitors     back to Bird Type
Chemin Eardley-Masham (Ramsay Lake Road)
Kerwin (River) Road
Low-Poltimore Road (Chemin Paugan)
Riddell Road
Akins Road
Rushmore Road
The Arboretum

Feeding Stations     back to Bird Type
Shirleys Bay Cottage Area
Fletcher Wildlife Garden
Lac Leamy
Grandview Drive
Jack Pine Trail
Lakeview Terrace
Museum Feeders (Pink Road)
March Valley (Fourth Line) - Klondike
Davidson Road (Pine Grove Trails)



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Last update:  March 27, 2016