Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at email@example.com
Not many rarities, but a nice influx of new birds plus a few late ones, and
lots of reasons to go birding.
Trumpeter Swan - Dunrobin (Constance Creek), Ottawa. Pair continues along
Heaphy Rd., Marlborough Forest, Ottawa. Vances Side Road, Dunrobin, Ottawa.
Tundra Swan - May 09, Almonte Lagoons, Lanark.
Northern Pintail - May 10, Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa.
Common Goldeneye - (8) May 09, Almonte Lagoons, Lanark. Rare for the date
Greater White-fronted Goose - May 11, PN de Plaisance--Baie Noire (Est &
Ross's Goose - (2) May 06, Navan (Giroux Road Ponds), Ottawa, with 250 Snow
Brant - A flock seen from Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa, May 12.
Dunlin - (3) May 06, Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons), Ottawa.
Iceland Gull - May 06, Trail Road Landfill, Ottawa. May 06, Second Line Rd
S, Ottawa. First summer bird.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa. (9) May 06, Second
Line Rd S, Ottawa (various ages, no adults).
Caspian Tern - May 12, Shirley's Bay, Ottawa. May 10, Marais des Laîches,
Black tern - A single bird with Common terns, Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa,
Red-throated Loon - May 09, Armitage Ave, Ottawa.
Black Vulture - May 06, Blue Jay Drive, Clarence-Rockland, Prescott and
Russell, soaring west. The same bird was then seen over Ottawa.
Golden Eagle - May 06, Britannia CA (general location), Ottawa.
Red-headed Woodpecker - Constance Bay, Ottawa.
Olive-sided Flycatcher - May 12, Britannia CA (general location), Ottawa.
Sumac field, but beware the aggressive Wild Turkeys.
Yellow-throated Vireo - Reported singing in the Baxter CA, May 10. Ottawa.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - May 09, Kitchissippi Woods, just west of the
Carolina Wren - Pair continues in Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Ottawa. May
06, J Henry Tweed CA, Prescott and Russell.
Louisiana Waterthrush - Continues to at least May 10, Parc de la
Gatineau--Sentier de la Chute, Gatineau.
We are now in the second year of the Third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas: an
ambitious five-year effort to provide data that will guide environmental
policies and conservation strategies across Ontario for years to come.
Participation is easy and can be as simple as noting a singing bird in your
neighbourhood, or watching a bird with nesting material. For more
information, watch the introductory video on the OFNC Facebook Group,
visit https://www.birdsontario.org/ or contact the Ottawa Regional
Coordinator at Ottawa@birdsontario.org