Almonte Lagoon Birding Complex

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The Almonte Lagoon is situated behind the Waste Water Treatment plant and is accessed from Ramsay Conc. 8, 100 m north of County Road 16, across from the Auld Kirk Cemetery.

The complex includes a trail through a small woodlot into an observation tower overlooking the north end of the lagoon and a newly erected  roofed bird observation platform about 150 m east of the tower overlooking the east side of the lagoon. This complex is all on Municipal property.

In addition to the woodlot, which is good for forest bird observations,  there is an open field conducive to observing field birds. The lagoon features many duck and other water related birds and in both spring and fall, becomes a resting and feeding station for hundreds of migrating shore birds. There will be a pair of purple martin houses established this coming spring.

The facilities in the lagoon complex were erected by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) Conservation Committee and work and maintenance is conducted regularly by that group and members of the birding committee. A statistical analysis was conducted in 2018 showing close to 600 visitors to the lagoon.

Almonte Lagoon Birding Complex