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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

Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Season is Here

The Ottawa-Gatineau CBC will take place on December 15 and the Dunrobin-Breckenridge CBC on January 5.  For information on how to participate please check out [...]

Biocontrol of Dog-strangling Vine

Does Hypena opulenta prefer DSV grown in the sun or does it thrive better on shade-grown plants? by Sharla Foster, MSc candidate, University of Ottawa and [...]

Baby Snapping Turtles

Much excitement at the FWG on Tuesday morning, when we discovered that a much-watched nest was open. by Sandy Garland A turtle nest cage [...]

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

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