Most viewing can be done from the road in L&A, but you can also find public access to a few properties.
- In summer: see the breeding species like Wilson's Phalarope.
- In spring and fall: see the migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and passerines plus the large populations of hawks, harriers, owls, shrikes and waterfowl on Amherst Island.
- PLUS: The Kingston Field Naturalists allow access to Owl Woods: the Northern Saw-whet Owl, Long-eared Owls, Barred Owls, Great Horned Owls, Boreal Owls, Great Grey Owls, Snowy Owls and the Northern Hawk Owls.
Make a day of it on the island!
Take your car (or your bike) across the ferry and pick up your Dry Stone Walls Self-Guided Tour Booklet at the Neilson Store Museum. Visit the Sand Beach Wildlife Conservation Area and the Owl Woods. Do some shopping at Topsy Farms or at a number of artist shops along the way.
After stopping for a bite to eat at The Back Kitchen, perhaps find a few of the dozens of geocaches on the island, or take in some world class music at the Waterside Summer Series. Don't worry, if you're too tired to head home, there are a number of great bed & breakfasts where you can rest up for the night.
Snowy Owl photo courtesy Diane Irwin Photography