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Birding Marathon Week Schedule

June 4 @ 08:00 - June 10 @ 12:00

It’s Here! Birding Marathon Week has arrived!

As a part of Bird Protection Quebec’s 100th anniversary celebrations in 2017, we have organized a not to be missed BIG WEEK OF BIRDING!

Each day features a field trip to a different hotspot birding location in and around the Montreal region, with a variety of field trip leaders. At this peak time of the birding season there is no telling just how many species we will find!


Field Trip #1

Sunday, June 4 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Technoparc, St-Laurent (Montreal), QC

Guide: Sheldon Harvey
For info: TEL: BPQ 514-637-2141 – e-mail: ve2shw@yahoo.com

This will be a walking, half-day outing

MEETING SPOT: The Hospira Canada building parking lot at 2600 boul. Alfred-Nobel, St-Laurent in the Technoparc off Highway 40 (Trans-Canada Highway), south-side between Hymus Blvd. and Highway 13.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sHw2wBo9eG62

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: Coming from the east take Exit 60 off of Highway 40 and stay on the service road, following the signs for Hymus Blvd/Henri-Bourassa. Follow the signs for Hymus Blvd. Stay left on to Hymus Blvd, crossing over Highway 40. Once across the highway, look for a sign indicating “Technoparc” and take the ramp on the right. It will loop around and bring you to a traffic light. Continue through the traffic light on to Alfred Nobel Blvd. The Hospira Canada building will be the first building on the right.

Coming from the west take Exit 58 off of Highway 40. Stay on the service road, passing Tim Hortons and the Portovino restaurant. Watch for the sign for “Technoparc-boul. Alfred-Nobel” on the right. Veer right off the service road. Continue to the traffic lights at Hymus Blvd. Turn left on Hymus Blvd. and follow to boul. Alfred-Nobel. Veer right on to Alfred-Nobel. The Hospira Canada building will be the first building on the right.


Field Trip #2

Monday, June 5 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hudson, QC

Guide: Wayne Grubert

For Info: TEL: 450-458-5498 – E-mail: wgrubert6@gmail.com

Cell on morning of trip only – 514-774-0811

This will be a walking, half-day outing

MEETING SPOT:: Finnegan’s Market, 775 Main Road, Hudson Heights.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fMLfj

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: Take Hwy 40 to Exit 22. Turn right onto Côte St-Charles. Drive to its end at T-intersection with Main Road. Turn left. Drive (about 2.5 km) to Finnegan’s Market parking lot on left.

NOTE: Bring insect repellant and appropriate footwear as the area is quite wet.


Field Trip #3

Tuesday, June 6 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parc Radisson in Brossard & Parc de l’arrondissement in La Prairie, QC

Guide: Sheldon Harvey

For info: TEL: BPQ 514-637-2141 – e-mail: ve2shw@yahoo.com

This will be combination walking and driving half-day outing

MEETING SPOT: The parking Lot, Place Portobello, 7250 Taschereau Blvd., Brossard, QC.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/oHvYe

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: From Montreal, take the Champlain Bridge to Exit 8 (Taschereau Blvd.). Stay to the right on the exit then turn right on Taschereau Blvd. Enter the Place Portobello parking lot immediately on your right.

NOTE: We will drive from the meeting point to Parc Radisson, explore the park, and then drive to Parc de l’arrondissement in La Prairie.


Field Trip #4

Wednesday, June 7 – 8:00 am – 12 pm

Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, QC

Guide: Darlene Harvey

For info: TEL: BPQ 514-637-2141 – e-mail: darleneharvey80@gmail.com

This will be a walking half-day outing

MEETING SPOT: Main North Gates, 1297 ch. de la Forêt (Forest Road), Outremont. Free parking is available on one side of Forest Road.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/kAWiSJGXA1Q2

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: Take Park Avenue to Mont-Royal Blvd. Take Mont-Royal Blvd. West and follow it to Forest Road to the gates of the cemetery.


Field Trip #5

Thursday, June 8 – 8:00 am – 12 pm

Lacolle, Noyan and Henryville, QC

Guide: Sheldon Harvey

For info: TEL: BPQ 514-637-2141 – e-mail: ve2shw@yahoo.com

This will be a full day, to approx. 2 pm, combination walking/driving trip. NOTE: Bring along a lunch as we will take a lunch break at some point along the route.

We will first cover waterfront, marshes and farm areas south of Highway 202 in Lacolle and Noyan; then drive north to the Henryville area exploring birding spots on rang des Cotes, rang Melaven and chemin d’Henryville, including the Henryville Marsh.

MEETING SPOT: Esso gas station/truck stop parking lot at Exit 6 from Highway 15 South (Lacolle/Hemmingford/Parc Safari exit)

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zaywk

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: From Montreal, take the Champlain Bridge, Mercier Bridge, or Highway 30 to Highway 15 South –Direction Lacolle, QC/Champlain, NY. Take Exit 6 (Lacolle/Hemmingford/Parc Safari Exit for Route 202). At the end of the exit, cross Rte. 202 into the large empty parking area to the left of the Esso gas station.


Field Trip #6

Friday, June 9 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parc des Rapides, LaSalle, QC

Guide: Sheldon Harvey

For info: TEL: BPQ 514-637-2141 – e-mail: ve2shw@yahoo.com

This will be a half-day walking outing

MEETING SPOT: The parking lot at Parc des Rapides, corner of LaSalle Blvd. and 6th Avenue in Ville LaSalle (just east of Bishop Power Blvd.). Free Parking

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZKadR

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: Take Hwy 20 to the Blvd. de la Vérendrye exit. Continue west on de la Vérendrye to Bishop Power Blvd/Shevchenko. Turn left on Bishop Power Blvd and continue to the waterfront on LaSalle Blvd. Turn left on LaSalle Blvd. and continue to the parking lot at the corner of 6th Avenue.
Or, from the West Island, take Highway 20 to the Angrignon Blvd. exit. Follow Angrignon Blvd which changes name to des Trinitaires at Newman Blvd. Continue on des Trinitaires to de la Verendrye Blvd. Turn right on de la Verendrye and follow it to Bishop Power Blvd/Shevchenko. Turn left on to Bishop Power and follow the instructions above.


Field Trip #7

Saturday, June 10 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ste-Martine/St-Louis-de-Gonzague/St-Timothee, QC

Guide: Sheldon Harvey

For info: TEL: BPQ 514-637-2141 – e-mail: ve2shw@yahoo.com

This will be a half-day walking/driving outing

After Sainte-Martine we will drive to two other locations, St-Louis-de-Gonzague and the St-Timothee Marsh on the Beauharnois Canal.

MEETING SPOT: Meet at the parking lot at 1 rue du Pont, Sainte-Martine, QC.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/OzxnL

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: From Montreal via the Mercier Bridge, go right on Highway 132/138 West off the bridge. Drive approximately 40 km on Highway 138 West to the town of Sainte-Martine. In Sainte-Martine, watch for the Subway Restaurant on the right just before rue du Pont. Turn right on rue du Pont, cross the bridge. The parking lot is immediately on the right.

Another option is Highway 30 from either the east or west. Take Exit 26-ch. de la Beauce (Highway 205). Follow Highway 205 south to the intersection with Highway 138 (boul. St-Jean-Baptiste) in Sainte-Martine. Turn right on St-Jean-Baptiste. Watch for the Subway Restaurant on the right & follow the instructions above.

 

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Start:
June 4 @ 08:00
End:
June 10 @ 12:00
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