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Request for Information => Birding Areas => Topic started by: kestrelhaven on December 12, 2012, 07:12:14 pm

Title: Amherst Island visit
Post by: kestrelhaven on December 12, 2012, 07:12:14 pm
My wife and I are interested in visiting this winter and would appreciate any tips including places to stay and bird. Many thanks in advance. You can respond privately to khmo@empacc.net. We're field biologists with a rainbow of natural history interests.
Title: Re: Amherst Island visit
Post by: bernie2112 on December 21, 2012, 09:19:25 pm
Amherst Island is a nice place to visit. There have been problems with too many visitor to "Owl Woods" in the past - to the extent that reports from there are discouraged. However, this link provides a reasonable description, http://www.neilyworld.com/neilyworld/amherst.htm (http://www.neilyworld.com/neilyworld/amherst.htm). We have never stayed overnight - but there are a few B & B's that sound nice - this link seems pretty comprehensive - http://www.amherstisland.on.ca/index.htm (http://www.amherstisland.on.ca/index.htm).

You have to take a ferry over to the island - we have found it best to arrive early - here is the schedule - http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/ferry/ (http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/ferry/)

The roads to Owl Woods are not really roads - if there is no snow - they can be quite muddy.

Have fun!

Cheers,

Bernie

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Title: Re: Amherst Island visit
Post by: kestrelhaven on December 30, 2012, 09:30:11 am
Thanks Bernie! We had a Saw-whet on our CBC yesterday. Understand the need to protect as we do the same down here.
J&S
Title: Re: Amherst Island visit
Post by: kestrelhaven on January 27, 2013, 08:27:27 am
Thanks all! Given the apparent paucity of owls in Ontario we've opted for visiting the Rhode Island coast for seabirds in lieu of an Ontario visit.