Ottawa/Gatineau: recent sightings to June 24, 2021

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Derek Dunnett
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 1:10 AM

Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler:  Derek Dunnett at sightings@ofnc.ca

For the first time in months, no rarities reported, and fall migration
doesn't start for a couple of weeks.  So it’s a great time to get caught up
on your atlassing.  Go get those local breeders!

Sandhill Crane - Carp Hills, Mer Bleue Bog, Smith Road (Navan), all Ottawa.

Semipalmated Sandpiper -  Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons),
Ottawa.

Semipalmated Plover - Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons),
Ottawa.

Solitary Sandpiper - Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons), Ottawa.

Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau.

Least Bittern - Reported from Baie McLaurin, Marais des laîches, Marais aux
grenouillettes (all Gatineau), and on the Ottawa side at Champlain Street
Marsh, and the Petrie Island Causeway.  Rideau River south of Hunt Club.
Probably much more wide-spread, but under-reported.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo -  Hansen Road (off Upper Dwyer Hill road), Ottawa.

Red-headed Woodpecker - Lac McGregor, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais.
Constance Bay, Ottawa.

Olive-sided Flycatcher -  June 17, Green Creek from P27 Parking lot, Ottawa.

Sedge Wren  -  Concession Rd 7B, Almonte, Lanark.  Concession  7 north of
Clayton Road, Lanark.  Nortel Marsh, Ottawa.  Farmers Way North, Ottawa.
Chemin Cross Loop, and Chemin Pine, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais.

Carolina Wren - Continues at Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Trend Arlington
Park, and Beacon Hill North, all  Ottawa.  Sherbrooke Street East, Perth,
Lanark.

Lincoln's Sparrow - Continues at Mer Bleue, Ottawa.

eBird tip from the local reviewers:

If you are out collecting data for the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, note
that there are some very under-reported species that can easily be found by
tweaking your search methods. One example is Vesper Sparrow. These sparrows
are actually quite common in our region and can be heard singing in fields
that have been recently tilled (bare fields) or soybean fields where the
plants are not yet very big. Although they will use high quality
grasslands, they seem to be much more common in these recently disturbed
areas.

Summer is here and a great variety of young birds are being seen – and
heard – across our region.

Did you know that your observations are valuable to the Third Ontario
Breeding Bird Atlas?  It’s a province-wide volunteer-based project to map
the distribution and abundance of Ontario’s approximately 300 breeding
birds. Data from the previous two Ontario Atlases have provided enormous
contributions to bird and environmental conservation over the last 40 years.

For more information and to register for this important citizen science
effort, please visit: https://www.birdsontario.org

#youcanatlasthat

Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC) Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec Compiler: Derek Dunnett at sightings@ofnc.ca For the first time in months, no rarities reported, and fall migration doesn't start for a couple of weeks. So it’s a great time to get caught up on your atlassing. Go get those local breeders! Sandhill Crane - Carp Hills, Mer Bleue Bog, Smith Road (Navan), all Ottawa. Semipalmated Sandpiper - Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons), Ottawa. Semipalmated Plover - Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons), Ottawa. Solitary Sandpiper - Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons), Ottawa. Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau. Least Bittern - Reported from Baie McLaurin, Marais des laîches, Marais aux grenouillettes (all Gatineau), and on the Ottawa side at Champlain Street Marsh, and the Petrie Island Causeway. Rideau River south of Hunt Club. Probably much more wide-spread, but under-reported. Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Hansen Road (off Upper Dwyer Hill road), Ottawa. Red-headed Woodpecker - Lac McGregor, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais. Constance Bay, Ottawa. Olive-sided Flycatcher - June 17, Green Creek from P27 Parking lot, Ottawa. Sedge Wren - Concession Rd 7B, Almonte, Lanark. Concession 7 north of Clayton Road, Lanark. Nortel Marsh, Ottawa. Farmers Way North, Ottawa. Chemin Cross Loop, and Chemin Pine, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais. Carolina Wren - Continues at Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Trend Arlington Park, and Beacon Hill North, all Ottawa. Sherbrooke Street East, Perth, Lanark. Lincoln's Sparrow - Continues at Mer Bleue, Ottawa. eBird tip from the local reviewers: If you are out collecting data for the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, note that there are some very under-reported species that can easily be found by tweaking your search methods. One example is Vesper Sparrow. These sparrows are actually quite common in our region and can be heard singing in fields that have been recently tilled (bare fields) or soybean fields where the plants are not yet very big. Although they will use high quality grasslands, they seem to be much more common in these recently disturbed areas. Summer is here and a great variety of young birds are being seen – and heard – across our region. Did you know that your observations are valuable to the Third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas? It’s a province-wide volunteer-based project to map the distribution and abundance of Ontario’s approximately 300 breeding birds. Data from the previous two Ontario Atlases have provided enormous contributions to bird and environmental conservation over the last 40 years. For more information and to register for this important citizen science effort, please visit: https://www.birdsontario.org #youcanatlasthat