BirdLife Global Congress Local Field Trips Results

 

Nature Canada, in collaboration with our local partners the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club and the Club des Ornithologues de l’Outaouais, and our BirdLife Partner Bird Studies Canada, and thanks to the support of Swarovski Optik, a major sponsor of the Global Congress, provided field trip opportunities to hundreds of delegates from around the world at the BirdLife Global Congress held in Ottawa from June 18 to 22.  Trip participants were treated to great birds at three local hotspots: Gatineau Park, a large federally-owned park that connects the city of Gatineau and the Ottawa River corridor with the heavily forested Laurentian shield to the north; Mer Bleue, a large bog and wetland, owned also by the Federal Government’s National Capital Commission, and Mud Lake Natural Area, an urban natural area along the Ottawa River within the Lac Deschenes- Ottawa River Important Bird Area.   Below are the lists of birds observed on the outings, as well as a few images of the enchanted participants.  We are grateful to the volunteer experts from the two local clubs who helped organize and led these outings including: Bob Cermack,Mark Gawn,Roy John, Bernie Ladouceur, Dave Moore, Rémy Poulin, René Séguin, Jen Spallin and Nina Stavlund from the Ottawa Field Naturalist Club, andRéal Bisson, Rodolphe Dubois , André Cloutier,Donald Dallaire, Garry McNulty, and Daniel Toussaint from le Club des Ornithologues de l’Outaouais.  I would also like to thank  Elizabeth Gammel, Justin Peter, Robert Alvo,  Carla Sbert, Monique Boivin, Colin Gaskell, Jody Alair, Sarah Kirkpatrick-Wahl, Rene Seguin, Linda Burr, Diane Lepage for their help with the crepuscular trip to Gatineau Park on June 18th, as well as the staff at Gatineau Park for their support for this outing. 


Gatineau Park Outings BirdLife Global Congress June 19 to 21


Birders in clearing in Gatineau Park

Birders in clearing in Gatineau Park on June 21 photo by Ted Cheskey

 

19-Jun 20-Jun 21-Jun
Wood Duck x x x
Mallard x x
Hooded Merganser x x
Pied-billed Grebe x
American Bittern x x
Great Blue Heron x x
Green Heron x
Turkey Vulture x
Broad-winged Hawk x
Merlin x
Virginia Rail x
Spotted Sandpiper x x
Ring-billed Gull x x
Mourning Dove x x
Chimney Swift x
Belted Kingfisher x x x
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker x x x
Downy Woodpecker x x
Hairy Woodpecker x
Northern Flicker x x x
Pileated Woodpecker x x x
Eastern Wood-Pewee x x
Alder Flycatcher x x
Least Flycatcher x x x
Eastern Phoebe x x
Great Crested Flycatcher x x x
Eastern Kingbird x x x
Red-eyed Vireo x x x
Blue Jay x x
American Crow x x x
Common Raven x x x
Purple Martin x x
Tree Swallow x x x
Northern Rough-winged Swallow x
Barn Swallow x
Black-capped Chickadee x x x
Red-breasted Nuthatch x x
White-breasted Nuthatch x x x
Brown Creeper x
Winter Wren x
Marsh Wren x
Veery x x x
Wood Thrush x
American Robin x x x
Gray Catbird x
European Starling x
Cedar Waxwing x x x
Nashville Warbler x
Yellow Warbler x x x
Chestnut-sided Warbler x x
Black-throated Green Warbler x x
Yellow-rumped Warbler x
Blackburnian Warbler x x x
Pine Warbler x x x
Ovenbird x x x
Common Yellowthroat x x x
Chipping Sparrow x x x
Song Sparrow x x x
Swamp Sparrow x x x
White-throated Sparrow x x
Scarlet Tanager x x x
Rose-breasted Grosbeak x x
Northern Cardinal x
Red-winged Blackbird x x x
Common Grackle x x x
Brown-headed Cowbird x
Purple Finch x x x
American Goldfinch x x x

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Totals:  68 species.

Mer bleue Outings BirdLife Global Congress June 19 to 21

Birders at Mer bleue

Birders at Mer bleue on June 19th photo by Ted Cheskey

June 19 June 20 June 21
Canada Goose x x
Wood Duck x
Mallard x x
Common Merganser  x
Wild Turkey  x x
American Bitttern x
Great Blue Heron  x x
Green Heron x  x x
Red-tailed Hawk x
Virginia Rail x
Sandhill Crane x x
Ring-billed Gull x
Rock Pigeo x
Mourning Dove x x  x
Belted Kingfisher x
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker x x  x
Hairy Woodpecker x
Downy Woodpecker  x  x
Northern Flicker x x
Eastern Wood-Pewee x x
Alder Flycatcher  x x x
Eastern Phoebe x  x x
Great Crested Flycatcher x x x
Eastern Kingbird x x x
Red-eyed Vireo x x x
Blue Jay x x x
American Crow x x x
Tree Swallow x x x
Black-capped Chickadee x  x x
White-breasted Nuthatch x
Marsh Wren x x x
Eastern Bluebird x x
Veery x x x
Hermit Thursh x x x
Wood Thrush x
American Robin x x x
Gray Catbird x x x
Brown Thrasher x x
European Starling x
Cedar Waxwing x x x
Nashville Warbler x
Yellow Warbler x  x x
Chestnut-sided Warbler x x x
Yellow-rumped Warbler x x
Palm Warbler x x x
Black-and-white Warbler x x x
American Redstart x
Ovenbird x
Common Yellowthroat x x x
Chipping Sparrow x
Song Sparrow x x x
Lincoln’s Sparrow x x x
Swamp Sparrow x x x
White-throated Sparrow x x x
Northern Cardinal x
Red-winged Blackbird x x x
Common Grackle x x x
Brown-headed Cowbird x
Baltimore Oriole x x
Purple Finch x x x
American Goldfinch x x x

Total: 61 species.

Mud Lake Outings BirdLife Global Congress June 19 to 21

June 19 June 20 June 21
Canada Goose x x x
Wood Duck x x x
American Wigeon x
American Black Duck x x
Mallard x x x
Double-crested Cormorant x x
Great Blue Heron x x
Green Heron x x x
Black-crowned Night-Heron x x x
Osprey x
Ring-billed Gull x x x
Common Tern x
Rock Pigeon x
Great Horned Owl x x x
Chimney Swift x
Downy Woodpecker x x  x
Northern Flicker x
Eastern Wood-Pewee  x
Eastern Phoebe x
Great Crested Flycatcher x x x
Eastern Kingbird  x
Warbling Vireo x  x x
Red-eyed Vireo x x x
Blue Jay x
American Crow x x x
Common Raven x x x
Tree Swallow x x x
Black-capped Chickadee x x
White-breasted Nuthatch x x x
American Robin x x x
Gray Catbird x x x
European Starling x x x
Cedar Waxwing x x x
Ovenbird x x x
Black-and-white Warbler x x x
American Redstart x x x
Yellow Warbler x x x
Pine Warbler x
Chipping Sparrow x
Song Sparrow x x
Rose-breasted Grosbeak x
Northern Cardinal x  x
Red-winged Blackbrid x x x
Common Grackle x x x
Brown-headed Cowbird x x
Baltimore Oriole x x x
House Finch x
American Goldfinch x x

Total: 48 species.