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Spring Migration Forecasts by Kiah Jasper

As you plan your birding outings, you may be interested in following these postings. Hi everyone, For the spring migration season, I am going to try to post weekly "migration forecasts", with predictions for the following 6 days. These are mainly focused on southern Ontario, as that is the region I am most familiar with, [...]

2022-03-22T15:30:19-04:00March 22nd, 2022|Birds|

Ottawa Gatineau Christmas Bird Count

As we are starting to think of Spring, we can look back at the successful 103rd Ottawa-Gatineau CBC  that was held December 19, 2021. Temperatures ranged from -11.3 to minus 7.4 degrees Celsius, with some light snow on and off throughout the day. 142 field observers plus 26 feeder watchers found 71 species and 41,842 [...]

2022-03-16T14:14:47-04:00March 16th, 2022|Birds|

Updated Birder Resources

In January, we highlighted the work of Greg Zbitnew in updating the Rare Bird Records for the OFNC study area.  If you missed it, you find the document at Rare Bird Detailed Records in the OFNC Study Area Greg continues to work diligently to keep our birding knowledge up to date.  You might want to [...]

2022-02-10T11:22:35-05:00February 10th, 2022|Birds, News|

A New Year in Birding

Are you starting a new year list?  Check out this useful guide to carry you through to March.  The full document can be found at OFNC Study Area finding guide for January to March

2022-01-18T12:19:59-05:00January 4th, 2022|News|

Great Resources for Birders

If you haven’t visited the OFNC website for some time there are two excellent additions to help birders get out and about and find all the birds they can. Ottawa has plenty of varied habitats that make for good birding all year round. You might want to visit all of them or try to discover [...]

2022-03-16T14:12:07-04:00October 1st, 2021|Birds|

Rare Bird Reports

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 [...]

2021-06-06T15:20:05-04:00June 3rd, 2021|News|

Where to Go Birding in Ottawa

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 [...]

2021-06-06T15:20:41-04:00May 5th, 2021|News|