Category Archives: Ottawa Birds

Ottawa Bird #247 – Barnacle Goose

Today on Mohr Road and Galetta Side Road, Richard Waters found a pair of Barnacle Geese.  They are a on the edge of the Missisippi River and can be sometimes seen from the hill about 1 km east on Mohr … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bird #246 – Three-Toed Woodpecker

Since early December, there has been a Three-toed Woodpecker, 20 minutes from my door but I needed this bird for my Ottawa List. I hadn’t had any luck seeing this bird other than possible flybys. I had been to the … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bird # 245 – Ross’s Goose

Tonight without even knowing it I added to my Ottawa list.  A juvenile Ross’s Goose appeared this afternoon at Andrew Hayden Park.  It was associating with a group of Canada Geese, although they were being fairly intolerant of him. I … Continue reading

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Behind Ottawa Airport – Sparrows and More

While I’ve had a great time at Mud Lake this year, but I decided to try a few areas, I’d wanted to bird but never had. One of those areas was Leitrim, Bowsville and High Roads, an area that has … Continue reading

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Black-throated Gray Warbler – #237 Ottawa

I’ve just returned from a fairly successful trip to California, Arizona and Texas, Tuesday morning at 2am. I’d gotten up early for a union meeting at 9am and was totally surprised when I got a text message that a Black-throated … Continue reading

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King Eider – # 236 Ottawa

This morning I got a call from a good friend that 4 King Eiders were being seen at Andrew Hayden Park.  As these are birds I’d never seen in Ottawa, off I went.  The last sighting was in 1993 good … Continue reading

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