Ottawa/Gatineau: recent sightings to June 09, 2022
Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at email@example.com
Gull month continues with a rare Laughing Gull and a long-staying
Little Gull! With a lack of habitat to concentrate them, shorebird
sightings are scattered.
Redhead - Jun 08, Baie Simard, Gatineau.
Red-necked Phalarope - Jun 03, Baie Simard, Gatineau.
Black-bellied Plover - Jun 06, Chrysler bridge and dam, Stormont,
Dundas and Glengarry.
Semipalmated Plover - Jun 09, Flewellyn Road, Ottawa. Jun 08, Fourth
Line Rd and Callendor Rd flooded fields, Ottawa.
Red Knot - Jun 09, Rapides Deschênes (incluant Parc), Gatineau. Seen
only in flight.
Sanderling - Jun 05, Petrie Island, Ottawa.
White-rumped Sandpiper - Jun 05-06, RN du Marais-Trépanier, Gatineau.
Least Sandpiper (2) Jun 04, Leitrim Road West, Ottawa.
Short-billed Dowitcher - (2) Jun 06-07, Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa.
Jun 04-05, Dilworth Rd, Ottawa.
Little Gull - Jun 01-09, Britannia CA, Ottawa. Britannia
CA--Filtration Plant/Point, Ottawa, also seen from Baie Simard,
Gatineau. This is an extremely long visit from this beautiful and
rare bird, and a rare chance to study it. The bird is immature.
Bonaparte's Gull (as many as 12) Jun 09, Britannia CA--Filtration
Plant, Ottawa/Baie Simard, Gatineau. Acting as camouflage for the
Little Gull and other vagrants, the Bonaparte's continues. Most in
non-adult plumage, so have fun spotting the Little Gull.
Laughing Gull - Jun 07, Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa. Also reported
from Baie Simard/Deschênes, Gatineau on the 7th. Jun 06, Cambrian Rd
W & Old Richmond Rd, Ottawa.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Jun 05-06, Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa.
Franklin's Gull - last reported here on May 29, but it's just
downriver near Hawkesbury on Jun 09, so might it return? Keep an eye
Caspian Tern - Jun 04-08, Moodie Drive Quarry, Ottawa. (2-3) Jun
07-08, Dilworth Rd, Ottawa.
Arctic Tern - Jun 06, Britannia CA--Filtration Plant/Point, Ottawa.
Red-headed Woodpecker - Constance Bay, Ottawa. Jun 08, Chemin de la
Symphonie, Val-des-Monts, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais. Jun 03- 04,
Chemin de la Lyrique, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais. Jun 04, Osgoode,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Jun 03, Greenbelt Pathway West, Ottawa.
Carolina Wren - Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Ottawa.
Northern Mockingbird - Jun 05, River Trail at Island Park Drive, Ottawa.
White-winged Crossbill - (3) Jun 04, Manotick, Ottawa.
Northern Parula - Jun 04, Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa.