Ottawa/Gatineau 06Feb02 Great Gray Owl, Tufted Titmouse

Gordon Pringle parula at
Sat Feb 9 19:42:22 EST 2002


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 06 February 2002
* ONOT0202.06

- Birds mentioned


- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 06 February 2002
number: 613-860-9000
to report: 819-827-8752
coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Can. Nat. Capital Reg.), E.Ont., W.Que.
compilers  : Bev McBride  bmcbride at
            : Colin Bowen  colin.bowen at
            : Chris Lewis  weewa at
transcriber: Michelle Martin  PMMartin at
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at


This is Chris Lewis for the OFNC bird status line with a rare bird
alert - two birds in fact.

The first, a GREAT GRAY OWL, seen yesterday February 5 at
approximately 11 am until noon.   It is on the Quebec side.  Take
highway 50 and exit at boulevard Labrosse, just after getting off at
Labrosse there is a Costco and about 1 km after that there are two
deep ravines on the west side of the 50.  The GREAT GRAY OWL was
seen on the hill between those two ravines.

The second bird is a TUFTED TITMOUSE in the town of Vars.  This
first of all, as a caution, is a mobile home park and the residents
are a bit anxious about having people just show up in cars and so if
you are interested in seeing this bird, or actually there may be two
of them in fact, two TUFTED TITMICE, please knock on the door and
introduced yourself and let the people know what you are doing there
and ask for permission to view the feeders.  The address is 5620
Rockdale - this is the general address of a mobile home park.  Take
highway 417 to the Vars-Embrun exit, turn left and cross over the
highway overpass.  This becomes Rockdale.  On the left hand side as
you enter the village there is a sign that say 5620.  The individual
numbers of the mobile home are identified on this sign.  The bird
has been mostly been seen at numbers 13 and 14 as well as at 17.
There are bird feeders on the front of #17 and behind #14.  Again,
please ask permission if you want to see these birds.

This tape will be updated with more details at a later date.

If you have information you would like to share with the Bird Status
line, please call 819-827-8752.  This should be a local call from
most parts of Ottawa.  Leave your name, phone number and details of
the sightings, including date and location, numbers of individuals,
and any other pertinent facts. If you would like more information on
the club and its activities, please call 722-3050 or visit

Thank you, good birding.

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at>

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