NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Rideau River East Side
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 117 (Vanier Parkway). Go northwest 2.1 km to Montreal Road and turn left or WSW onto. Proceed 0.4 km to River Road, just before reaching the Cummings Bridge. Turn right or NNW on River Road and proceed 0.5 km to its dead end, where you can park to visit Kingsview Park.
Rideau River East Side Route Directions: From New Edinburgh Park at Stanley Avenue and the Minto Bridges, go ESE on Stanley 0.6 km, where it turn left to become Dufferin Road. Follow Dufferin 0.1 km NNE to Crichton Street and turn right or ESE onto it. Go 0.4 km ESE on Crichton to Beechwood Avenue and continue straight across the intersection onto what is now called the Vanier Parkway. Drive 1.0 km southeast on Vanier to Montreal Road. Turn right or WSW on Montreal and go 0.4 km to River Road, just before reaching the Cummings Bridge. Turn right or NNW on River Road and proceed 0.5 km to its dead end, where you can park to visit Kingsview Park.
Map of the Kingsview Park area
Site Description and Birding Information: This sliver of a park along the Rideau River has a good variety of habitat, including some conifers and, along the riverbank, deciduous trees. There is 2 hour parking at the deadend, more than enough for a quick look round. The enclave-like neighbourhood you pass on the way to the park has good cover for an urban area, and some winter feeders. A Black-crowned Night-Heron was seen here on Aug. 14, 2005.
View of Kingsview Park
Rideau River East Side Route Directions: From Kingsview Park, at the end of River Road, return the 0.5 km SSE to Montreal Road at the Cummings Bridge. Continue straight across the intersection on River Road and proceed an additional 0.7 km to Donald Street. Turn right or west on Donald and go 0.1 km to the end at the Rideau River. Park here for the next site on this route, the Riverain Park.
Return to Rideau River East Side.
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Last update: October 28, 2009