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Westmeath Park & Lac Dore

  • 24 Sep 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Cobden
  • 20

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Trip Description: September 24th (Saturday) : Westmeath Park and Lac Dore

Leader : Mark Gawn.

Situated on the Ottawa River near Pembroke, Westmeath Park is a noted migration stopover for Nelson’s Sparrow and occasionally Le Conte’s Sparrow. Lac Dore, a fish-filled lake, regularly attracts many small gulls, grebes, and loons along with the occasional rarity. Meet 8:00 a.m. in Cobden at the Cobden Boat Launch.

Who should come? Field trips are for OFO members One guest is allowed if required.  New birders and photographers are welcome.

Type of trip: Fall migrants.

Location and Directions: Cobden boat launch..

Public Transportation: n/a

Duration: Rest stops and coffee/lunch breaks will occur throughout the day.

Approximate Distance: Distances driven depend on local birding info at time of the trip.

Terrain:  mostly flat but good footwear required.

Gradient: Flat, some difficult walking in search of rare sparrows.

Trail Surfaces: can be wet, muddy. Bring rubber boots and await leader's instructions re-footwear.

Accessibility: wet conditions possible. 

Washrooms : Cobden, Westmeath Park.
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