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
Spring migration continues despite the cold, with Sora and Solitary
sandpipers arriving, and Golden Eagle migration resumed on the 17-19.
Trumpeter Swan - Marlborough Forest (Roger's Pond), Ottawa. Greenland Road
Long-tailed Duck - Three at Parc des Cèdres, Gatineau.
Solitary Sandpiper - Twin Elm Road, Ottawa.
Little Gull - Reported April 17, Rifle Road, Ottawa.
Iceland Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau. Moodie Drive Ponds, Ottawa.
Glaucous Gull - Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa.
Bonaparte's Gull - Reported April 17, Britannia Park (pier), Ottawa.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau. Parc des Cèdres,
Neotropic Cormorant - Only the second ever confirmed sighting of this
species in the OFNC Circle. April 21 & 22 at Dow's Lake, Ottawa, with the
Golden Eagle - April 17, Cumberland Ridge Drive. April 18, Petrie
Island. April 19, Greenland Road Hawkwatch, all Ottawa.
American Pipit - April 19, Parc des Cèdres, Gatineau.
Snow Bunting - April 17, Shirley's Bay, Ottawa.
Lark Sparrow - The Ashton bird is apparently still around, at least as of
April 21. McCaffrey Trail, Ottawa.
Did you know that your observations are valuable to the Third Ontario
Breeding Bird Atlas? It’s a province-wide volunteer-based project to map
the distribution and abundance of Ontario’s approximately 300 breeding
birds. Data from the previous two Ontario Atlases have provided enormous
contributions to bird and environmental conservation over the last 40 years.
For more information on this important citizen science effort, please
contact the Ottawa Regional Coordinator at Ottawa@birdsontario.org. Or you
could consider participating in the virtual launch of the first year of the
third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas on Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25,
2021. Sessions scheduled throughout the weekend will provide volunteers
with everything they need to know about atlassing and how they can get
involved in Atlas-3. For more visit:
The DND property at Shirley's Bay is now restricted to official business
only. If this changes in the future, there will be an announcement.