South Monck Drive
This quiet road, just west of town north off Highway 118 West, runs through an area of open fields and farmland, and is a great location to view birds of open country, such as Northern Harrier, Bobolink, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Meadowlark, and Rough-legged Hawk. The road passes by a golf course, which provides habitat for migrating Canada Geese, the occasional Snow Goose, and sometimes migrating shorebirds, such as plovers and Muskoka's first record of Marbled Godwit! The open country soon gives way to a wetland and forest cover. At the intersection of South Monck Drive and Partridge Lane/Crawford Drive, a small thicket swamp is a great place to find American Bittern, Northern Waterthrush, Wilson's Warbler, and Canada Warbler. If you return to this spot at night in June, you can hear the songs of the Eastern Whip-poor-will and the Common Nighthawk.