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
Despite (or because of) the wet mild weather, listers are off to a great
start, with many long-staying rarities still here. A very brief and
unseasonal Laughing Gull meant 6 species of gull (plus Thayer's).
Trumpeter Swan (2) Jan 04-05, Carp River watershed at March Road, Ottawa.
Wood Duck - Rideau River between Adàwe Crossing and Billings Bridge,
Lesser Scaup (4) Jan 03, Britannia CA (general location), Ottawa.
Harlequin Duck - Continuing to Jan 01, Bate Island, Ottawa. Reported Jan
02 from Britannia CA, Ottawa. Adult male plumage is slowly emerging.
Barrow's Goldeneye - Continuing Rapides Deschênes (incluant Parc), Bate
Island, and Adàwe Crossing, Ottawa.
American Coot - Jan 03-05, Half Moon Bay Park, Ottawa.
Wilson's Snipe - Dec 27, Klondike Rd, Ottawa.
Laughing Gull - Jan 01, Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa. First winter record
Lesser Black-backed Gull (2) Dec 30, Britannia CA (general location),
Great Blue Heron - Jan 03, Richmond - town SW, Ottawa. Dec 30, Park
Champlain Neighborhood, Gatineau.
Northern Harrier - Jan 03-04, Terry Fox/Fernbank farm fields, Ottawa.
Trail road landfill. Jan 04, Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage
Belted Kingfisher - Jan 01- 04, Kizell Pond, Ottawa.
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Continuing Dewberry Trail Parking Feeder, Ottawa.
Jan 04, Twin Elm Road, Ottawa. Jan 02, Richmond CA (formerly Richmond
Sewage Lagoons), Ottawa. Dec 29, Pine Ridge, Wakefield, Les
Collines-de-l'Outaouais. Dec 29, Dunvegan Rd, Ottawa.
American Three-toed Woodpecker - Oct 16 to Jan 05, "Greenbelt Pathway
(East/West of Conroy)" is the eBird hotspot, the bird is seen east of
Conroy, Ottawa. Dec 18-Jan 02, Stony Swamp (Jack Pine Trail), Ottawa.
Black-backed Woodpecker - Jan 03, Pine Grove (South), Ottawa.
Northern Flicker - Jan 04, Abingdon Drive, Ottawa. Visiting feeders around
Leskie Park and Briargreen. Jan 01 Richland Dr, Ottawa.
Boreal Chickadee - Continuing Dec 01-Jan 05, Birchgrove and Magladry Road,
Carolina Wren - Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Ottawa.
Hermit Thrush - Jan 02, Cantley, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais,
Brown-headed Cowbird - Flock continues Trail Road Landfill, Ottawa. Jan
05, Birchgrove and Magladry Road, Ottawa.
Red-winged Blackbird - Jan 02, Trail Road Landfill, Ottawa. Jan 01,
Emerald Meadows x Eagleson storm water ponds, Ottawa.
Common Grackle - Continuing to Dec 29, Dewberry Trail Parking Feeder,
Tufted Titmouse (2) Dec 01 - Jan 05 Fairmile Rd, Ottawa.
Eastern Towhee - Jan 02, Voyageur Dr, Ottawa.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Dec-27 to Jan 05, Solva Drive, Ottawa. On trail
While for much of the year Ring-billed is the commonest gull in the Ottawa
area, this is not the case from mid December to mid February when Herring
out numbers them by a ratio of at least 100:1. In some years Ring-billed
is completely absent for about a month in mid-winter.