Christmas Bird Counts are all Around Us

The Ottawa-Gatineau Christmas Bird Count (CBC) took place on December 18 but there are plenty of opportunities to participate in other nearby counts.  Check out Christmas Bird Count Calendar 2022-23 The Kemptville area is preparing for its second Christmas Bird Count on December 29 and could use more participants.  If you are interested, please contact [...]

2022-12-20T15:36:10-05:00December 20th, 2022|Birds, News|

Christmas Bird Count Season is Approaching

The Ottawa-Gatineau Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 18,2022.  If you wish to participate, contact Bernie Ladouceur at vbladouceur[at] or 613-829-2473 for Ottawa or Daniel Toussaint at danieltoussaint[at] for Gatineau. For other nearby Christmas Counts check out Christmas Bird Count Calendar 2022-23 There are plenty of opportunities to participate in nearby Quebec Counts [...]

2022-12-20T15:07:03-05:00November 29th, 2022|Birds, News|

Alan Wormington Memorial Camp for Teen Birders and Naturalists.

Please note that the deadline for response for this opportunity has been moved to June 7 from June 10.  We apologize for the inconvenience.   THE OTTAWA FIELD-NATURALISTS' CLUB (OFNC) IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT WILL SUBSIDIZE ($800) ONE OTTAWA-GATINEAU AREA YOUTH TO ATTEND THE Allan Wormington Memorial Camp for Teen Birders and Naturalists. [...]

2022-06-01T17:35:29-04:00May 31st, 2022|Birds, News|

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|

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|