Amherst Island visit
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Amherst Island visit

kestrelhaven

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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.
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bernie2112

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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. 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.

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/

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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kestrelhaven

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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
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kestrelhaven

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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.
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