Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club

Rare Bird Report Form

Date of report (yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss):
Date of sighting (yyyy/mm/dd):

Species, select one:
  or other species:
Time of day seen: (hh:mm 00:00 - 23:59)
Duration of observation:
Exact location seen:
Weather conditions/lighting:
Distance to bird:
Optical equipment:
Photographs taken?
Sketch and/or field notes available?
If you have indicated that photographs were taken and/or field notes/sketches are available, you will be prompted to attach up to three image or other documents after you click [Send report]. These three files must total less than 2.5 Megabytes.
Discoverer and other observers (as many as possible) — name, address, telephone number:
Describe circumstances of observation:
Previous experience with species:
Did you use a field guide?

on location     later     no    
Description (include size, shape, colour patterns, song, call notes, behaviour, and any other diagnostic characteristics - but only what was observed in the field. Attach sketches if desired):
Similar species/how eliminated:

Reporting observer

Postal code: 
E-mail address: 
Telephone number: 

Note: When you hit the "Send report" button, your information will be re-displayed for your review prior to being sent to the OFNC's Bird Records Committee. You may make any changes on review, attach supporting files and then confirm you are ready to send the report.