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
Shortest report in months, but some early migrants such as a Northern
Parula. Can the fall flood be far behind? Look for some returning
shorebirds this week.
Short-billed Dowitcher - Reported along the Ottawa river. Not unexpected
for this time of year, but hopefully a harbinger of good things to come.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau.
Yellow-throated Vireo - Continued until at least July 3 on Stonecrest Road
(at the railway tracks), Ottawa.
Carolina Wren - Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Ottawa. Wychwood, Gatineau.
Sentier des Voyageurs near the Champlain bridge, Gatineau. Recreational
trail, Russell, Prescott and Russell.
Lincoln's Sparrow - Dolman Ridge Road, Ottawa.
White-winged Crossbill - July 04, Quigley Hill Road, Ottawa. If there is
at least one White-winged Crossbills in Ottawa, and Red Crossbills just
outside the OFNC circle in Lanark, are we sure there aren't more crossbills
inside the circle?
Northern Parula - July 02, singing south-east corner of the Britannia
Blue-winged Warbler - Jul 01, Ramsay Concession 5A, The Quarry, Lanark.
Tip from the local eBird reviewers:
Remember that incidental counts are intended for any incomplete checklists
that you submit on eBird. Travelling and stationary counts are intended to
be a complete list and count of all the birds that you encounter. These
complete counts are used for statistical analysis of population trends so
please be sure to use incidental if you are not paying careful attention to
everything around you or if you are only recording highlights.
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.