Field notes: our OFNC blog2018-01-04T14:38:10-05:00

OFNC Point Pelee Excursion – May 10-14, 2023

Update: We are now keeping a waiting list. All rooms are currently reserved, but there is a possibility that a few more will open up. OFNC Point Pelee Excursion - May 10-14, 2023 The Events Committee is pleased to offer the Point Pelee Excursion to registered OFNC members in 2023! This page will be kept updated with any new information as it becomes available. The trip will run from Wednesday, May 10th to Sunday, May 14th (5 days/4 nights), and [...]

January 24th, 2023|Categories: OFNC event|

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 Vanessa Skelton at kvillecbc@gmail.com

December 20th, 2022|Categories: 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]rogers.com or 613-829-2473 for Ottawa or Daniel Toussaint at danieltoussaint[at]videotron.ca 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 too.  The Club des ornithologues de l'Outaouais lists them at  COO Calendar of Events Birders of all skill levels are welcome to participate in any or [...]

November 29th, 2022|Categories: Birds, News|

Ottawa Mycological Society hosts OFNC for fungi science

by Robert Courteau, president of the Ottawa Mycological Society It was a glorious sunny day on Saturday, September 24th when members of the Ottawa Mycological Society and of the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club came together at MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre to contribute observations to the Great North American FungiQuest. MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre, just outside of Cumberland, is a closed-to-the-public property of 425 acres, dedicated to the education of elementary and high school students. Once or twice a year, they [...]

October 3rd, 2022|Categories: OFNC event|Tags: , , |

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. To apply to attend this camp please email Bob Cermak at birds@ofnc.ca before June 10th, provide your name and age, the name and email address of your parent(s) or [...]

May 31st, 2022|Categories: Birds, News|

A Quiet but Interesting Bird Morning on Dolman Ridge Rd.

Report: Field trip May 7 on Dolman Ridge Road There was a surprisingly large turnout on the field trip/ bird walk on the Dolman Ridge Road; close to 20 people were present.  Brilliant sunshine and coolish temperatures accompanied our very pleasant walk, even if it was a bit breezy at times.  Bird diversity was surprisingly low; only about 30 species were seen.  Persistent unfavourable winds in the region have slowed down migration for weeks, and this was reflected on today’s [...]

May 10th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|