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Bird Rock

Pontiac
Sheenboro
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Bird Rock

Pontiac
Sheenboro
This rocky cliff, 150 m high, borders the Ottawa River and has a sacred character. Natives believed that a man had been transformed into stone as he raised his arms to the sky. The rock is covered with red ochre paintings and rock art figures dating back several centuries. Today, the Rocher-à-l'Oiseau site boasts a trail that takes hikers to the top of the rock. The path is punctuated by interpretive panels on the history and nature of the site. At the top, there's a view of the Ottawa River and the entire region. The forest is also home to four rare species of plants and trees: Virginia juniper, narrow-leaved ceanote, aromatic sumac and Douglas knotweed. Rocher-à-l'Oiseau is also a nesting ground for the endangered peregrine falcon.
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Notes

Hunting: We strongly recommend wearing an orange bib or brightly coloured clothing! Particular caution from September 18 to November 21.

Activities

Autumn

Walking tour
Panoramic loop
Length (km) 0.60
Difficulty 0.60
Surface Clay
The Ascension
Length (km) 1.00
Difficulty Intermediate
Surface Clay
The forest
Length (km) 3.95
Difficulty Intermediate
Surface Clay
La Pointe
Length (km) 0.350
Difficulty Easy
Surface Clay
Chemin d'accèes trail
Length (km) 1.33
Difficulty Easy
Surface Clay

Summer

Walking tour
Panoramic loop
Length (km) 0.60
Difficulty 0.60
Surface Clay
The Ascension
Length (km) 1.00
Difficulty Intermediate
Surface Clay
The forest
Length (km) 3.95
Difficulty Intermediate
Surface Clay
La Pointe
Length (km) 0.350
Difficulty Easy
Surface Clay
Chemin d'accèes trail
Length (km) 1.33
Difficulty Easy
Surface Clay

Spring

Walking tour
Panoramic loop
Length (km) 0.60
Difficulty 0.60
Surface Clay
The Ascension
Length (km) 1.00
Difficulty Intermediate
Surface Clay
The forest
Length (km) 3.95
Difficulty Intermediate
Surface Clay
La Pointe
Length (km) 0.350
Difficulty Easy
Surface Clay
Chemin d'accèes trail
Length (km) 1.33
Difficulty Easy
Surface Clay

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