The James Fletcher Award is awarded to the author or authors of the best paper published in a volume of The Canadian Field-Naturalist (CFN), as selected by the CFN editorial team. It is presented by the OFNC Publications Committee and was first established in 2017, starting with Volume 130.


Volume 133: Conspecific cues encourage Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) prospecting, but not nesting, at new nesting structures” by Andrew J. Campomizzi, Zoé M. Lebrun-Southcott, Kristyn Richardson, published in CFN 133(3).

Volume 132, tie:

Volume 131:Diverse Ecological Pathways of Salmon Nutrients Through an Intact Marine-terrestrial Interface” by Thomas E. Reimchen, published in CFN 131(4).

Volume 130: “Distribution and ecology of a new species of water-lily, Nymphaea loriana (Nymphaeaceae), in Western Canada” by Diana Bizecki Robson, John H. Wiersema, C. Barre Hellquist, and Thomas Borsch, published in CFN 130(1).