Thank heavens for e-bird! After consulting it, I was able to find several good birding spots in the Gatineau region. One of them, MARAIS DES LAÎCHES, is located about a 30 minute drive east of Gatineau.
From the marsh I could hear Pied-billed Grebe
and Wilson Snipe.
In the sky I saw
Common Yellowthroats are difficult to spot but I heard many.
Merrily swinging on briar and weed,
Near to the nest of his little dame,
Over the mountain-side or mead,
Robert of Lincoln is telling his name:
Spink, spank, spink;
Snug and safe is that nest of ours,
Hidden among the summer flowers;
Chee, chee, chee. – William Cullen Bryant