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The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club, founded in 1863 and incorporated in 1879,  is the oldest natural history club in Canada. Over 800 members participate in many aspects of the natural world, from birding to botanizing, investigation to publication, conservation to cooperation. We hope you will find something here to suit your interests.

Events

Calendar of events for the public and outings for members

Where to go birding, bird sightings, bird identification, bird-related activities, and birding code of conduct

Information on Trail & Landscape, The Canadian Field-Naturalist, and other OFNC publications

This long-term project of the OFNC shows how to use native species and create habitat for wildlife – even in the city.

For ages 8–18: Macoun Field Club

Conservation

Information about current and past conservation efforts of the club

Safe Wings Ottawa

Information and volunteer opportunities to prevent bird collisions

Flora and fauna

Information about flora and fauna found at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden

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Recent blog posts

Trip to Rockcliffe Airport woods

by Greg Zbitnew, photo of Northern Parula by Sandra Dashney On 11 May, 17 enthusiasts enjoyed a trip to the east end's little known gem, [...]

Shelving polypore fungi workshop

On April 6th, Joan Heyding and Lynn Ovenden showed photos and passed around dried specimens of polypore fungi. We looked at characters such as the size and [...]

Promoting the appreciation, preservation, and conservation of Canada’s natural heritage

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