Mer Blue Bog

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (eBird Hotspot)

Mer Bleu Bog is a large bog area in the east end of Ottawa. Due to the high acidity in the bog area, the vegetation is a lot different than a typical wetland, and interpretive plaques along the various trails provide information on the habitat and history.

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

What’s it like? Imagine a beautiful pristine place with birds singing everywhere, and now remove the birds. That’s Mer Bleu. Birding here for us has never been particularly good, and perhaps that is due to the bog ecosystem. It does have quite a few feeders in the winter, but I consider that cheap and slightly below real wild birding. Here is a map of the area (click to see a larger-sized map):
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