NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Marlborough Forest Loop
RUFFED GROUSE AREA ON KETTLES ROAD
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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 16.5 km to reach Munster Road. Turn left or southeast onto Munster Road and drive 10.0 km to Kettles Road. Turn left or northeast onto Kettles and proceed 1.0 km to the pulloff on the right or southeast for the Ruffed Grouse Area on Kettles Road area.
Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: From the junction of Munster and Kettles Roads, go northeast on Kettles Road 1.0 km to the pulloff on the right or southeast for the Ruffed Grouse Area on Kettles Road area.
Map of the Ruffed Grouse Area on Kettles Road
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Site Description and Birding Information: There is a bedraggled sign along side the pulloff, which is just beyond the railway crossing on Kettles Road. A trail leading off to the southeast into the Ruffed Grouse Habitat Improvement Project area. Northern Goshawk has been seen here.
Ruffed Grouse Area on Kettles Road
Marlborough Forest Loop Route Directions: The pulloff for the Ruffed Grouse Area on Kettles Road is as good a place to park for the next site on this loop, the Richmond Fen via Kettles Road area, as any. You might save 300 metres of walking by parking at the end of Kettles (another 0.5 km) and cutting across to the tracks, but the route to the tracks is longer (250 metres), unmarked and hard to find here, especially in the dark. Better to cross the open field the shorter distance (30 metres) to the tracks from the Ruffed Grouse Area pulloff and walk the extra 300 metres.
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