NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Marlborough Forest Loop
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 416 take exit 66 (Fallowfield Road). If southbound, a 0.4 km offramp dumps onto Fallowfield, where you will turn right or west. If northbound, the 0.4 km offramp brings you to Fallowfield, where you will turn left or west onto it and in 0.5 km join the southbound offramp traffic. Both groups will now follow Fallowfield Road west 4.5 km from here, passing Moodie Drive and Richmond Road to reach Eagleson Road. Turn left or southeast onto Eagleson Road and drive 7.0 km to Ottawa Street. Turn right or southwest onto it and go 1.2 km to McBean Street. Turn left or southeast onto it and drive 1.6 km to Dobson Lane. Turn right or southwest into Dobson Lane.
Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From the access point to the Richmond Fen from the North, the railway crossing on McBean Street, continue southeast 1.4 km on McBean to Dobson Lane. Turn right or southwest into Dobson Lane.
Map of the Dobson Lane Area
Site Description and Birding Information: This site consists of a rough gravel track that passes through former marginal farmland, now scrub and second growth deciduous, ending just beyond the gas pipeline. From there, the locals have opened up a few crude trails with four-wheelers. The road is "closed" at McBean Street, but drivable in dry conditions to the gas line, with good clearance and care.
Views of Dobson Lane
Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From wherever you are on Dobson Lane, return northeast to McBean Street. Turn right or southeast onto it and go 1.7 km to Goodstown and Century Roads. Turn right or southwest onto Goodstown and drive 1.4 km to the end of the maintained gravel roadway. The unmaintained portion of Goodstown Road beyond here is the next site in this loop.
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Last update: October 27, 2009