13 Aug 2017 7:00 am

Leader: Rob Alvo
Location: Kenauk Private Game Reserve, 1000 Chemin Kenauk, Montebello, QC J0V 1L0. Meet in the parking lot at the main office.

This mammoth game reserve located just over an hour’s drive from Ottawa, 9 km north of Montebello, Quebec. It is 21 km long x 16 km wide, the largest protection project ever undertaken by the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec. It contains more than 60 lakes, many of them with Common Loons breeding on them. For birding, Kenauk’s main attractions are its natural state, despite some logging that actually provides more habitats (e.g., for the Canada Warbler), its large size, its proximity to Montreal and Ottawa, the fact that you can stay comfortably there, and the presence of gravel roads without public traffic. Kenauk-Nature has offered the OFNC free access on this date. The gravel roads can be used by cars, but if you have access to a vehicle with higher clearance and perhaps 4WD, this is the time to bring it for the less-accessible areas. A Cerulean Warbler (Paruline azurée) was seen at Kenauk in June 2015. We will provide our birding data to the Conservancy. Please bring a clipboard and pens or pencils, and pick up a map of Kenauk in the office (on the back of some of the pamphlets at the office entrance). Registrants will receive an email with details closer to the event, and carpooling will be arranged if possible. Rain or shine.

Registration: Please register for this event by emailing ofnc@ofnc.ca.