This spring, Ottawa was visited by a number of rare birds. Do you ever wonder about what rare birds have been seen over the years? Rare Bird Detailed Records covering the OFNC Study area ( 50 Km radius of the Peace Tower, Ottawa) was last updated on October 31, 2020 and the information is [...]
Spring birding is underway. This guide to birding in Ottawa is now updated and can be reviewed at Where to Go Birding. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Please keep in mind that during the COVID-19 pandemic, all Ontario birders should be taking extra precautions and following local, provincial, and federal regulations regarding physical distancing [...]
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The Third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas begins in 2021. The atlas is an incredibly ambitious endeavour and is only possible with the support of keen volunteers across Ontario. Volunteers are being sought within the six counties that make up the Ottawa Region - parts of Renfrew, Lanark, Prescott-Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Leeds and [...]
The results are in!!! The OFNC Seedathon took place on August 30, 2020. There were 15 participants who submitted 39 checklists. The first was submitted from a residential area in the east end at 5.25 am, listening for night migrants, while the last was doing the same from a residential area in Britannia just before [...]
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 2019 CBC information There are counts all across North America, but for dates and contact information of other nearby Christmas Bird Counts that touch on the OFNC 50 km area. Dates [...]
The 100th Ottawa-Gatineau Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held on Sunday, Decembe 16, 2018. 145 field observers in 73 parties, plus 33 feeder watchers found 75 species and counted 26,056 individual birds. Check out the full report Final report of the 100th Ottawa-Gatineau CBC
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. [...]