Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at email@example.com
More warblers, more shorebirds, and huge numbers of Brant and Bonaparte's
Gull migrating through. The great Blue Jay migration continues during the
Garganey - A heart-breaking single observer sighting, never refound bird,
at Shirley's Bay, Ottawa, on May 17.
Redhead - Britannia Pier, Ottawa.
Brant - Moving through in big numbers. Look for them flying over Ottawa,
then turning west to follow the river.
Snow Goose - One or two between Champlain Bridge and Britannia, on the
Black-bellied Plover - Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa.
Wilson's Phalarope - May 17-20, Greenbelt Pathway West, Ottawa. May 18-19,
Holland's Marsh, Ottawa.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Britannia Point, and Moodie Quarry, Ottawa.
Iceland Gull - May 19, Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau.
Caspian Tern - Shirley's Bay (Boat launch), Ottawa.
Arctic Tern - May 19, Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau.
Red-headed Woodpecker - At least two adults continue in Constance Bay,
Ottawa. A rare sighting outside Constance Bay on Copeland Road (Ashton),
Ottawa. Another at Lac-McGregor, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais.
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Shirley's Bay, Britannia CA (general location),
Stanley Park, all Ottawa.
Yellow-throated Vireo - May 15, Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage
Lagoons), Ottawa. Malakoff Rd, Paden to Cowell, (Richmond), Ottawa.
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Terry Carisse Park, Ottawa.
Northern Mockingbird - May 17, Murphys Point Provincial Park--Silver Queen
Mine Trail, Lanark. Remic Rapids Lookout, Ottawa.
Gray-cheeked Thrush - Reported from the Sentier du corridor Champlain,
Carolina Wren - Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Ottawa.
White-winged Crossbill - Monty Drive, Ottawa.
Common redpoll - Guertin Ave. Last one in Ottawa?
Evening Grosbeak - Still lots of reports of single birds and pairs.
Blue-winged Warbler - May 15, Richmond CA, Ottawa.
Cerulean Warbler - May 18, Murphys Point Provincial Park, Lanark. Singing
May 18-20, Berry Side Road, Ottawa.
Louisiana Waterthrush - Continues on Sentier Lauriault, Parc de la
Prothonotary Warbler - Reported on Magladry Road, Ottawa, May 20.
Not quite triggering a rare alert, but still much desired, warblers such as
Golden-winged Warbler and Canada Warbler returned this week.
E-Bird tip from the local reviewers:
We had record numbers of Carolina Wren and Red-bellied Woodpecker in Ottawa
this winter. Some are hanging around and now is the time to look for
breeding evidence; freshly fledged Carolinas are already being seen! If you
do find either of these breeding please report them to e-Bird and to the
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.