Kenauk (Seigneurie Papineau)  (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Kenauk (Seigneurie Papineau) (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Birders at Kenauk

Canada warbler (Photo by Gerald Deboer)

Canada warbler (Photo by Gerald Deboer)

On Sunday, August 13, four volunteer birders from the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club joined employees of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to conduct a bird inventory at Kenauk (Seigneurie Papineau), located just north of Montebello, between Montreal and Ottawa. NCC is currently working on the property to inventory plants, wildlife and their habitats, to document the rich biodiversity of this symbolic land.

Beginning in the early daylight hours, the participants roamed the Kenauk property to identify various bird songs. The group of birders explored large forests, wetlands and the shores of lakes and rivers. The Canada warbler and wood thrush, two species that are at-risk in Canada, were observed during the morning. In total, 33 bird species were observed during the day. In addition to all the birds they heard, the volunteers had the opportunity to see numerous painted turtles sunbathing!

Kenauk is undeniably a true sanctuary for nature and bird lovers!

NCC wishes to thank all of the volunteers who participated in the event.

This activity was made possible thanks to financial support from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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