Category Archives: Ottawa Birds

Black-throated Gray Warbler

None of us like those rainy, cool and windy days of fall but they usually bring in bird rarities.  This past week in the Ottawa area we had a windfall. First there was a Razorbill on the Ottawa which was … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bird #273 – Tundra Swan and #274 – Trumpeter Swan

On March 18th while driving Frank Kenny Road and Milton Road in search of the 2 previously seen Sandhill Cranes, I came across 6 Tundra Swans.  I realized that they were new birds for my Ottawa List. They were far … Continue reading

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December Produces Ottawa Bird’s #252, #253, #254

The Mountain Bluebird was re-found about 5 miles from where she was first found near the Ottawa Dump.  I wish the weather had been better, but some day’s you have to take what you get.  The Bluebird was a long way … Continue reading

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Its not a Bullock’s Oriole

DNA Testing proves this bird not a Bullocks Oriole Last Sunday November 30th, I was sitting at work and the Internet was abuzz with bird reports.  A Mountain Bluebird near the Trail Road dump and a Bullocks Oriole in Pakenham. I … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bird #250 – Western Kingbird

Forty-three vacation days and finally posted something.  Lots more to come. While sitting at my cousins home, in Nova Scotia, on Sunday and reading about all the great birds being seen in Ottawa.  I quickly forgot about spending the next night … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bird #249 – American Avocet

It always works this way with birds, they always show up when I’m at work. Sunday night was no exception, I had supper and drove into work only to open my email and see that an American Avocet was being … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bird #247 – Little Egret and #248 – Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Today was special, I saw two new bird species for  Ottawa. The first one a Little Egret found by Ben DiLabio is the first of this species seen in Ontario.  Little Egrets at common in Europe and England but are also known … Continue reading

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