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Gatineau Park birding outing

OFNC members compare bird songs, learn nesting etiquette, and enjoy spectacular birding along Gatineau trails.  by Sophie Roy with photos by Norbert Haché On the 9th of June, members of the OFNC enjoyed the birds of Gatineau park with leaders Justin Peter and Sophie Roy.  26 people attended the outing this year. As usual, we [...]

2018-07-11T13:57:57+00:00 July 11th, 2018|OFNC event|

Alta Vista birding

January 28th, 2018 We had a good morning traipsing through parts of the Alta Vista neighbourhood looking for birds. We found some of the “best birds” before even leaving our meeting place at the Billings Bridge shopping centre parking lot. Dave spotted a Peregrine Falcon perched on a nearby building, and then a second one. [...]

2018-02-10T03:20:41+00:00 January 29th, 2018|OFNC event|

Wild goose chase: OFNC birding outing

Our morning started at Petrie Island, with a calm breeze, blue skies, and soothing sunshine.  by Nina Stavlund and Tony Beck On 4 October, 34 excited birders met at Petrie Island where we started our "Wild Goose Chase" with the OFNC. After Petrie Island and a quick comfort stop at Tim Hortons, we went to [...]

2017-12-30T21:49:40+00:00 November 5th, 2017|OFNC event|

Birding for beginners at the FWG

After a brief introduction to birding, Dave led participants around the trails at the FWG to see what birds could be found...  by Sandy Garland This spring, we were delighted when Dave Moore agreed to give three workshops for people who want to get started in bird watching or birding. The first two have been [...]

2017-08-16T16:08:13+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Gatineau park outing

by Sophie Roy On May 20, 21 birders enjoyed the bird life of Gatineau Park, with leaders Justin Peter and yours truly. Photo by Norbert Haché The group started the day off well with two Black-Billed Cuckoos calling at the meeting point, at P8. After birding the parking lot we headed to the nearby [...]

2017-06-02T16:41:41+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|OFNC event|

Early fall birding along the Ottawa River

Northern Flicker, photographed by Sarma Vishnubhatla. On Sunday, 11 September, Jeff Skevington led an outing to Britannia and points west along the Ottawa River. At least 28 participants spent the day visiting the best birding spots along the river, looking for migrants and, especially, shorebirds. As Jeff reports, "We had many groups of warblers [...]

2016-09-12T20:52:30+00:00 September 12th, 2016|OFNC event|

Ducks and gulls along the river

by Roy John Report of an Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club excursion on Sunday, 22 May 2016. A dozen people went to Mud Lake to take advantage of the recent change from cold windy weather to lovely warm sunshine. This had brought in numerous, much delayed, migrants over the last few days. Wood Duck photographed by [...]

2016-05-29T00:20:47+00:00 May 29th, 2016|OFNC event|

The changing world of birds in the Ottawa Gatineau District – a 50-year perspective

by Richard Singhroy Richard Singhroy is a student at the University of Ottawa. As part of the university’s Community Service Learning program, he has volunteered to report on several OFNC outings and meetings. On Tuesday November 10, the monthly OFNC meeting started with a few announcements from Mark Brenchey. After drawing our attention to the [...]

2018-01-03T01:18:37+00:00 December 6th, 2015|OFNC event|

Late fall birding

by Richard Singhroy Richard Singhroy is a student at the University of Ottawa. As part of the university's Community Service Learning program, he has volunteered to report on several OFNC outings and meetings. On Sunday, November 1 at 8 am, a group of Ottawa Field-Naturalist Club members met at Andrew Haydon Park to do some [...]

2015-11-21T02:06:00+00:00 November 21st, 2015|OFNC event|

Birding in Gatineau Park’s Parkway Sector

by Justin Peter Report on an OFNC excursion led by Justin Peter and Carlos Barbery, 13 June 2015 From Gillian Shields: "Great crowd for the bird walk. We've already seen Black-billed Cuckoo!" — with Carlos Barbery and Justin Peter at Gatineau Park. Balmy temperatures and clear skies greeted 40+ OFNC members and friends [...]

2015-06-14T02:09:13+00:00 June 14th, 2015|OFNC event|