Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club

Rare Bird Report Form

Date of report (yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss): 
Date of sighting (yyyy/mm/dd):
Species, select one:
  or other species:
Time of day seen: (hh:mm 00:00 – 23:59)
Duration of observation:
Exact location seen:
Weather conditions/lighting:
Distance to bird:
Optical equipment:
Photographs taken?
Sketch and/or field notes available?
If you have indicated that photographs were taken and/or field notes/sketches are available, you will be prompted to attach up to three image or other documents after you click [Send report]. These three files must total less than 2.5 Megabytes.
Discoverer and other observers (as many as possible) — name, address, telephone number:
Describe circumstances of observation:
Previous experience with species:
Did you use a field guide?

on location     later     no

Description (include size, shape, colour patterns, song, call notes, behaviour, and any other diagnostic characteristics – but only what was observed in the field. Attach sketches if desired):
Similar species/how eliminated:

Reporting observer

Postal code:
E-mail address:
Telephone number:
Note: When you hit the “Send report” button your review will be sent to the OFNC’s Bird Records Committee.

Send your report to: rarebirds [at]