NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southwest - Rideau River West Side
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 121A to Bronson Avenue. Avoid doing this during rushhour! Proceed SSE on Bronson 0.4 km to Carling Avenue and turn right or southwest onto it. Proceed 0.6 km to Preston Street and turn left or south onto it. Drive 0.1 km to the T-junction and turn right or southwest onto Prince of Wales Drive. Go 4.4 km to a small parking area on the left for the Moffatt Farm site.
Rideau River West Side Route Directions: From the Central Experimental Farm area, return to Prince of Wales Drive. Turn right or SSW onto it and go 3.0 km to a small, unpaved parking area on the left for the Moffatt Farm site. Simply follow the trail that leads away from the parking area.
Site Description and Birding Information: This site consists of overgrown fields and bushy areas and a slightly more wild shoreline along Mooney's Bay and the Rideau River. Views of the river are excellent from the path along the edge of the bluff. Many gulls roost in the shallows along here. Gray Partridge can sometimes be found here.
This site is another destined for the bulldozer and yet another housing development. See the website of the Moffatt Farm Citizens' Coalition to see what you can do to help fight this proposal to turn planned parkland into more ticky-tacky houses.
The Bluff at Moffatt Farm
Rideau River West Side Route Directions: From the Moffatt Farm parking area, return to Prince of Wales Drive and turn left or SSW onto it. Proceed 1.5 km to Colonnade Road and turn right or WSW on it. Go 150 metres to a T-junction and turn right again, still on Colonnade Road. Drive about 1.0 km to a parking area on the right at the next site on this route, the Nepean Creek Stormwater Facility site.
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Map of Moffatt Farm area
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Last update: October 29, 2009