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|

OFNC Urges Deferring the Inclusion of Tewin in Ottawa’s Urban Boundary Expansion

For Immediate Release - February 9, 2021 Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club (OFNC) is urging the City of Ottawa to defer including the proposed Tewin development in the expanded urban boundary, pending further study. On January 26th, a joint committee of Ottawa city council recommended that a 445-hectare parcel southeast of the city [...]

2021-02-09T22:35:36-05:00February 9th, 2021|Conservation, News|

Greetings and reminder of online resources

Dear OFNC Members, It has been a long time since we have been able to meet in person, whether at our monthly meetings or on field trips. We all hope these activities will resume sometime. Meanwhile, we wanted to make sure all members were aware of the many digital nature learning and appreciation resources available [...]

2020-07-07T21:33:02-04:00May 31st, 2020|News, OFNC event|

Bird question leads to survival lesson at school

by Sandy Garland, quoting OFNC's Bob Cermak and teacher Stephen McRae, photos from Brooke Valley School copied here with permission It all started with a routine question to the OFNC: Hello, I am a 2nd grade teacher at a small private school outside of Perth, Ont. We are doing a unit on birds and have [...]

2020-02-17T07:41:37-05:00February 17th, 2020|News|

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 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 [...]

2020-03-10T14:15:40-04:00December 6th, 2019|News|

NCC’s anti-buckthorn squad

Mission: eliminate buckthorn at the alvar in Aylmer, Quebec From the Nature Conservancy of Canada La version française suit Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) Protects High Biodiversity Natural Habitats. The alvar is a type of rare habitat worldwide characterized by outcrops of limestone and colonized by a very specific plant community. The largest portion of [...]

2018-10-07T01:00:48-04:00October 7th, 2018|News|