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Summer Birding Series-Field Trip #4
August 5 @ 08:00 - 12:00
Urban Birding – Parc René-Lévesque, Lachine, Parc de l’Aqueduc, and Parc René-Lévesque, LaSalle
2017 Summer Series of Birding – Field Trip #4 – Saturday, August 5
Start Time: 7:30 a.m. – Half-day combination walking & driving trip
Guide: Sheldon Harvey – firstname.lastname@example.org
514-637-2141 (Morning of trip only)
For this Saturday’s Summer Series Field Trip we’ll be doing what we call some “Urban Birding”, exploring three different parks in Lachine and LaSalle. Here are the details.
We’ll meet up and begin our field trip at Parc René-Levesque, located chemin du Canal, Lachine.
Google Map to Rendezvous Point: Parking lot at Parc René-Levesque, Lachine.
Web Page for Parc René-Levesque:
Note: The entrance to the park is at the point where Lachine becomes LaSalle, at the entrance to the Lachine Canal, at the four corners intersection of chemin du Musée, St-Patrick, chemin du Canal, and LaSalle Blvd.
Parking Fee: The fee to park is $1.50 per hour, or $9.00 for the full day. The meter accepts coins and credit cards only.
We will explore this park which an extensive paved walking trail over along a jetty that extends out between the St-Lawrence River and the Lachine Canal. A rare bird, a Little Gull, has been seen in this park for several weeks now. We will then drive east along LaSalle Blvd making two more stops, first at Parc de l’Aqueduc and then another Parc René-Levesque, this one is LaSalle. We will explore the grounds and waterfront at each of these two parks. Parking is free at both of these locations.
Directions to Rendezvous Point: There are many different routes leading to the rendezvous point.
From the West Island: Take Highway 20 to either the 32nd Avenue exit, or the 1st Avenue exit, in Lachine. Using 32nd avenue, follow it south to Victoria Avenue & turn right on Victoria. Follow Victoria to 6th avenue. Turn right on 6th ave. and travel south to boul. St-Joseph/chemin du Musée. Turn left on chemin du Musée, cross the Lachine Canal and turn right on to chemin du Canal and follow it to the pay-parking stations in the parking lot.
Using 1st Avenue, follow it south to Victoria Avenue & turn left on Victoria. Follow Victoria to 6th avenue. Turn left on 6th ave. and travel south to boul. St-Joseph/chemin du Musée. Then follow instructions above into the parking lot.
From points in Montreal, you can take Highway 20 east to the Dollard/1st Avenue exit. Stay to the right on the exit and follow the service road to the second traffic lights at St-Jacques/St-Joseph. Turn left on to boul. St-Joseph and follow it to the end to the intersection of 6th Avenue & chemin du Musée. Turn left on to ch. du Musée, cross the Lachine Canal and turn right on to chemin du Canal into the parking lot.
You can also access the park by travelling west on either St-Patrick Street or LaSalle Blvd. To the intersection of chemin du Musée and chemin du Canal, then proceed into the parking lot.