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Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas – It’s Peak Breeding Season

  Peak bird breeding period in Southern Ontario begins on Friday 24 May and continues through to 10 July.  If you are out and about, remember that almost every bird you encounter can be added to the Third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas: a once in a generation province-wide community-science effort to provide data that will [...]

2024-05-23T18:29:28-04:00May 23rd, 2024|Birds|

OFNC Winter Feeding Program 2023-24

The OFNC maintained 4 winter feeding stations in 2023-24.  Three of these feeders are on NCC property and authorized by LAP 25743.  The fourth feeder is at the Museum of Nature in Gatineau. A pole mounted feeder is located at the Dewberry Trail near P23 on Dolman Ridge.  Suspended feeders are located at the Pine [...]

2024-04-29T15:12:03-04:00April 29th, 2024|Birds|

A Message from Atlas Headquarters

  Attention Ottawa area Atlassers! Help us celebrate the start of Year 4 by joining us in Kemptville on April 21. You'll get a chance to learn more about the Atlas, practice atlassing, and meet other atlassers! April 21, 9:30am - 12:30pm: North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville For more information and to register: https://www.birdsontario.org/year-4-kickoff-weekend/

2024-04-07T15:11:45-04:00April 7th, 2024|Birds, News|

Ottawa birders come together to support a rare visitor

Photo by Aaron Hywarren. The hardy male Western Tanager that was frequenting the West Hunt Club community of Ottawa since late November, perished as a result of a window strike early in the evening of Saturday 23 March 2024. This was the first time this species has ever been recorded in Ottawa, and [...]

2024-04-05T20:31:44-04:00April 5th, 2024|Birds, News|

How To Find 250 Bird Species in the OFNC Study Area in a Single Year

March is coming to an end.  Some early migrants have already arrived.  The next few months bring the excitement of waves of migrants heading to their breeding grounds and others establishing their territories locally.  If you started a year list, or just want to learn where and what you might see in the OFNC study [...]

2024-03-22T17:12:45-04:00March 22nd, 2024|Birds|

Annotated checklists of All Birds and Rare Birds in the OFNC study area are updated and now available

Thanks to the continuing efforts by Greg Zbitnew, excellent study documents were updated and are now available on the website.  The first is an annotated checklist of all birds in the OFNC study area and the second is an annotated checklist of rare birds in the same area.  Given the rarities that have been appearing [...]

2024-02-26T15:32:38-05:00February 26th, 2024|Birds, Research|

The Results of the Ottawa-Gatineau Christmas Bird Count are In

The 105th Ottawa-Gatineau CBC was held December 17, 2023. Temperatures ranged from minus 1.5 to plus 4.5 degrees Celsius, with cloudy skies throughout the day. Except for one cold snap, temperatures were mild leading up to the count; however, with the rivers being so open, water birds weren’t all forced into the count circle area [...]

2024-02-19T16:05:27-05:00February 16th, 2024|Birds|

An OFO Opportunity for Young Birders Aged 13 – 17

Ontario Field Ornithologists Dedicated to the study of birds in Ontario Registration is now open for OFO's 2024 Alan Wormington Memorial Camp, August 3rd - 11th We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2024 Alan Wormington Memorial Camp for Young Birders. This year's camp will be held from August 3rd [...]

2024-02-12T17:29:50-05:00February 12th, 2024|Birds|