Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at email@example.com
Finally a quiet week with nothing more exciting than some amazing American
White Pelicans! And this time they stuck around just long enough for many
people to see them.
Redhead - Jun 05, Carleton Place Drainage pond, Lanark.
American White Pelican - 3 on June 05-06, 1 on June 7. Are these the ones
that previously flew to Montreal? Rapides Deschênes , Gatineau, but also
visible from Britannia Point, Ottawa. A single bird reported from
Mississippi Mills, Lanark, on June 07.
Sandhill Crane - Locally rare but known breeders, Dolman Ridge Road, Ottawa.
American Coot - Reported June 05, The Swale, Lanark.
Black-bellied Plover - June 8-9, Parc Brébeuf, Gatineau.
Least Sandpiper - Parc Brébeuf, Gatineau, Quebec
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons),
Ottawa. Deschenes Rapids Lookout, Ottawa.
Wilson's Phalarope - A single male, June 08, Bruce Pit, Ottawa.
Greater Yellowlegs - June 07, Richmond CA, Ottawa.
Lesser Yellowlegs - June 05, Greenbelt Pathway West, Ottawa.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau.
Caspian Tern - Britannia CA, as well as Remic Rapids Lookout, Ottawa.
Eurasian Collared Dove - June 03, Cambrian Road, Ottawa.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Thomas A Dolan, Rockcliffe Airport Woods, on the
Jock River downstream of the Richmond fen, all Ottawa.
Red-headed Woodpecker - Chemin de la Symphonie, Val-des-Monts, Les
Yellow-throated Vireo - Continues in Dunrobin (Carp Hills), and along the
Jock River through Richmond Fen, Ottawa.
Sedge Wren - 3 on June 7 at Long Bay and Burridge Road, Lanark. Another at
Nortel marsh on June 10.
Carolina Wren - Continues at Frank Ryn & Elmhurst Parks, Ottawa.
Britannia CA, Ottawa. Wychwood, Gatineau.
Lincoln's Sparrow - Locally rare, but breeding at Mer Bleue Bog.
Nelson's Sparrow - A surprise singer was reported on June 05, Greenbelt
Pathway West, Ottawa.
Orchard Oriole - May 26-Jun 04, Richmond CA, Ottawa.
Cerulean Warbler - Carbine Road & Trail, Lanark. Just a smidge outside the
eBird tip from the local reviewers:
It’s the time for juvenile sparrows. These can be really tricky! Any
Lincoln’s Sparrows away from Mer Bleue will require photo documentation.
Check out the great Birding article on separating young sparrows at
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.