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Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few new waterbirds to tease spring?
Greater White-fronted Goose (2) Mar 05-09, Carleton Place--Riverside Park,
Trumpeter Swan (2) Carleton Place--Riverside Park, Lanark. Mar 06,
Armitage road, Ottawa.
Northern Shoveler (4) Mar 05, Parc Brébeuf, Gatineau.
Gadwall - Mar 09, Stittsville--Iber Rd storm pond, Ottawa.
Lesser Scaup (2) Britannia CA--Filtration Plant/Point, Ottawa.
Barrow's Goldeneye (4) Adàwe Crossing, Ottawa.
Gray Partridge (5) Giroux Road, Ottawa.
Turkey Vulture - Mar 09, Britannia CA--Britannia Ridge, Ottawa. Mar 07,
Walkley Rd, Ottawa. Mar 06, Perth, Lanark. Mar 06, Amberwood Village,
Golden Eagle - Mar 05, Panmure Rd, Ottawa.
American Three-toed Woodpecker - Mar 05, Greenbelt Pathway between
Hawthorne and Ramsayville, Ottawa. Mar 03, Stony Swamp (Jack Pine Trail),
Ottawa. Talking to the gurus who know the historical data, these birds
will probably leave by late April.
Northern Flicker - Richland Dr, Ottawa. Mar 06, Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa.
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Dewberry Trail Parking Feeder, Ottawa. NCC Trail
Tufted Titmouse - North Gower, Ottawa. Infrequent and unpredictable.
Carolina Wren - (2) Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Ottawa. (2) Richland Dr,
Fox Sparrow - Continuing, Wellsmere Ct, Ottawa. Very close to
White-crowned Sparrow - Rue de la Loire, Gatineau.
Though there is still snow on the ground, some bird species of our region
are already busy breeding. The Third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas would
welcome your observations of Great Horned Owls and Eastern Screech Owls, as
well as both Red and White-winged Crossbills wherever you encounter them.
Your observations – whether these species are seen or heard – are valuable
and will provide essential information for Canadian researchers,
scientists, government officials and conservation professionals that will
guide environmental policies and conservation strategies across Ontario for
years to come. Participation is straight-forward and as easy as simply
noting the presence of a bird. For more information, visit
https://www.birdsontario.org/ or contact the Ottawa Region Atlas
Coordinator at Ottawa@birdsontario.org