|The 2020 Ottawa Seedathon will take place Sunday, August 30th. As in the last few years, this will be a team effort where anyone can contribute. Participation in the seedathon is a fun and worthwhile way to contribute to bird records and to support the OFNC winter bird feeders.
There are two ways you can contribute:
- Bird anywhere within the 50K region anytime on August 30th, and share the results with the Seedathon eBird account (Ottawa_seedathon). It doesn’t matter where you go, how long you spend, or whether the area is covered by other people. Try for a “Big Day” or bird your yard, your neighborhood, or your favorite patch. However, if you are looking for something different to do, why not go to some good but less frequently birded area? For example, we receive few contributions from Quebec, and some areas like Plaisance are excellent at this time of year. See reports of previous seedathons at https://ofnc.ca/programs/birding-in-the-ottawa-area/historical-seedathon-results
- Make a financial contribution. OFNC is grateful to those who have donated in previous years. All funds raised go specifically to pay for bird seed for the many OFNC sponsored winter feeders. Maps of the OFNC feeder locations are at https://ofnc.ca/programs/birding-in-the-ottawa-area#Where
To make a donation, go to https://ofnc.ca/membership-and-donations and specify that the donation is for the seedathon. The number of species found during the seedathon will be reported. A donation of a lump sum, or an amount corresponding to the number of species found will be appreciated.