Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at email@example.com
A brief window between migrations, with locally uncommon birds such as
Yellow-billed Cuckoos and Yellow-throated Vireos seem more findable this
year, and a breeding plumage Red-throated Loon giving great views. Perhaps
best of all, a brief overnight stay by a Western Kingbird.
White-winged Scoter - Jun 11, Rockcliffe Airport Woods, Ottawa.
Common Goldeneye - Jun 11, Rockcliffe Airport Woods, Ottawa.
Sandhill Crane - Mer Bleue bog, Ottawa.
Black-bellied Plover - June 09, Chemin Industriel, Gatineau. June 12,
Ottawa River pathway, Ottawa.
Semipalmated Sandpiper - June 16, Parc Brébeuf, Gatineau.
Solitary Sandpiper - June 15, Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau.
Red-throated Loon - June 14-16, Bridge street, Carleton Place, Lanark.
Cuckoos continue to be reported calling everywhere, even suburban city
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Wagon Drive, Thomas A Dolan, Fine Estate,
Rockcliffe Airport Woods, all Ottawa.
Red-headed Woodpecker - The Lac McGregor bird continued until at least June
12, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais. The Constance Bay birds are attempting
three nests this year, which is a lot of Red-headed Woodpeckers.
Western Kingbird - Jun 11-12, Britannia CA, Ottawa.
Yellow-throated Vireo - Continues in Dunrobin (Carp Hills), on Monty drive
in Constance Bay, along the Jock River through Richmond Fen, McBean Street
in Richmond, and in the Rockcliffe Airport Woods, all Ottawa.
Sedge Wren - Concession 7 north of Clayton Road, Lanark. Nortel Marsh,
Ottawa. Canaan Road, Sarsfield. The Canaan bird is right on the border of
Ottawa and Prescott Russell.
Carolina Wren - Continues at Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Ottawa. Trend
Arlington Park, Ottawa.
Northern Mockingbird - A pair reported June 12 at the Ottawa International
Lincoln's Sparrow - Mer Bleue Bog.
Nelson's Sparrow - Actually photographed--which is no easy feat--Jun 13-14,
Baie McLaurin, Gatineau.
Tennessee Warbler - A handful of late warblers reported this week, one from
Munster Road, and another from Sarsaparilla Trail, Ottawa. One from Petrie
eBird tip from the local reviewers:
If you are atlassing, take careful note of the temperature and your
impression of overall bird song. The cool mornings recently have really
depressed bird song and point counts will be artificially low if they are
conducted on such days.
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.