A lovely park with a small pond and a creek located near the river Prairies which separates the Island of Montreal from the Island of Laval. Can be easily accessed by metro.
How to Get Here
Take the metro line orange till station Cartier. Walk 15 minutes South. Starting in April, the park is easily accessible by bike from Montreal and Laval.
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Every year in May and June, we head to this park to record frogs. The pond allows you to get close to the water surface and take photos of amphibians very close. We shot some spectacular photos of amphibians here.
This park is renown for Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). Because they are nesting in this park, you will be able to take photos of ducklings in spring.
Carry with you a long lens for opportunities to take photos of birds of prey: Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus), Coopers Hawk (Accipiter striatus) and Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio). Particularly late winter, very early spring.
What to See Here
Primary destination in May and June to observe and record American Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana), Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) and Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). Occasionally, you may spot birds of prey and foxes. It’s a large park with different good spots for birdwatching.
Recent Photos of Species
Species and Seasonality
Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field. Only species shown which we have logged at least 5 times in the Montreal area.
Videos Recorded in Parc Bernard-Landry
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) Preening
Recorded: 2022-05-25 - Published: 2022-05-26 - Duration: [02:15]
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) - Feeding Hatchlings
Recorded: 2020-06-06 - Published: 2020-06-07 - Duration: [01:53]
Calls of Frogs: Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)
Recorded: 2020-05-25 - Published: 2020-05-27 - Duration: [00:15]
Mallard Ducklings Foraging - Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Recorded: 2020-05-25 - Published: 2020-05-26 - Duration: [00:56]
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) - Feeding Hatchlings
Recorded: 2019-06-24 - Published: 2019-06-25 - Duration: [01:25]
Calls of Frogs: American Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana)
Recorded: 2019-06-24 - Published: 2019-06-25 - Duration: [00:31]
Calls of Frogs: Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)
Recorded: 2019-05-17 - Published: 2019-05-18 - Duration: [00:46]
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) - Foraging
Recorded: 2019-05-11 - Published: 2019-05-13 - Duration: [00:34]
Preparing a Nest Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Recorded: 2019-05-11 - Published: 2019-05-12 - Duration: [03:15]
Videos are hosted on Muuuh's YouTube Channel.
Photos Taken in Parc Bernard-Landry
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