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CARDEN ALVAR - near Kirkfield, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Timo Explorer
N 44° 36.622 W 079° 00.006
17T E 658687 N 4941613
Quick Description: The Carden Alvar is designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/10/2009 7:50:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM6QWV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 10

Long Description:
Important Bird Area
The Carden Alvar is designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International. Carden is nationally significant as one of the last strongholds of the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike in Canada and it has high populations of grassland and scrubland birds such as Upland Sandpipers, American Kestrels, Common Nighthawks, Whip-poor-wills, Eastern Bluebirds, Brown Thrashers, Golden-winged Warblers, Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, Eastern Towhees, Clay-colored Sparrows, Vesper Sparrows and Grasshopper Sparrows.

Birding Season
The breeding birds are best in late May and June, but any time in May to mid-July is excellent. Weather is cool to warm in May, warm to hot in June, and hot in July. Poison Ivy is common along roadsides. Learn its three distinctive leaflets and avoid it. Insects are rarely a problem during daytime, but bring repellent just in case. Mosquitoes are active near wetlands just after sunset.

Please use the link provided below to access the OFO website for more details regarding species and self-guided tours of athe birding hotspots on the Carden Alvar.
Park Name: Carden Alvar

Sponsoring Organization: Carden Field Naturalist Club

Handicap Accessible?: No

Website: [Web Link]

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

List any Hides, Birding Towers, or other structures to assist in Birdwatching found at the location:
No. These are self-guided driving or walking tours in a very rural and unspoiled area.


Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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