Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Eastern Ontario Birding Photo Gallery.  The photos in this gallery are organised by current taxonomic order; this order follows what is observed in your field guides (2015 and newer). Enjoy your browse!

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Eastern Ontario Birding group shots

Photo: The group at the Visitor Centre at Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 11 February 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: The Point Pelee group, ending our birding trip at Rondeau Provincial Park. 15 May 2017.

Photo: The Eastern Ontario Birding group enjoying brunch at Ralph & Sons Diner in the west end of Ottawa. 26 August 2017.

Photo: The Eastern Ontario Birding group before wading over to Gull Island in search of shorebirds. Presqu’ile Provincial Park, 15 September 2017. Photo credit: Jaliya Rasaputra.

Photo: The Eastern Ontario Birding group posing along Mizzy Lake Trail at Algonquin Provincial Park. 5 October 2017. Photo credit: Sheila Craig.

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Swans, Geese, and Ducks (Anatidae)

Photo: Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator ). McGowan Lake, Lanark County. 11 October 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii hutchinsii) with Canada Geese (Branta canadensis interior). Note the white collar on the Cackling Goose. Carp River Floodplain, Ottawa-Carleton County. 6 November 2013. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Interior Canada Goose (subspecies interior) at top with Richardson’s Cackling Goose (subspecies hutchinsii) at bottom. Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa-Carleton County. 13 October 2017. Howard Morrison.

Photo: Greater Snow Geese (subecpecies atlanticus). Moodie Drive Quarry, viewed from Barnsdale Road. Ottawa-Carleton County. 3 October 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Harlequin Duck, first winter male ( ). Rideau River, Ottawa-Carleton County. Winter 2017. Greg Froude.

Photo: Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), male and female. Rideau River at Billings Bridge, Ottawa-Carleton County. 18 February 2017. William Hall.

Photo: American Wigeon (Anas americana), male and female, and Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), male among Mallards. Ottawa River at Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 5 March 2016. Sophie Roy.

Photo: Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), female. Rideau River at Hurdman Bridge, Ottawa-Carleton County. 18 February 2017. William Hall.

Photo: Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), male. Rideau River at Hurdman Bridge, Ottawa-Carleton County. 18 February 2017. William Hall.

Photo: King Eider (Somateria spectabilis), female. Lake Ontario at Millhaven Ferry Station, Frontenac County. 19 November 2016. Sophie Roy.

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Grouse & Pheasants (Phasianidae)

Photo: Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis), male. Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 15 January 2017. The Afternoon Birder.

Photo: Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis), male. Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 15 January 2017. Mary Hindle.

Photo: Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus). Larose Forest, United Counties of Prescott and Russell. January 2014. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix). Kanata, Ottawa-Carleton County. February 2017. The Afternoon Birder.

Photo: Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix). Kanata, Ottawa-Carleton County. February 2017. The Afternoon Birder.

Photo: Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Point Pelee National Park. 13 May 2017. Ian Barrett.

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Herons (Ardeidae)

Photo: Great Egret (Ardea alba). Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 2 September 2016. The Afternoon Birder.

Photo: Green Heron (Butorides virescens), first summer. Petrie Island, Ottawa-Carleton County. 5 September 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus). Petrie Island, Ottawa-Carleton County. 30 August 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: Greg Egret ( ). Richmond Road Pond, Stormant, Dundas & Glengarry County. 19 August 2017. William Hall.

Photo: Great Blue Heron ( ). Long Sault Parkway, Stormant, Dundas & Glengarry County. 19 August 2017. William Hall.

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Hawks & Vultures (Accipitridae, Cathartidae)

Photo: Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus), juvenile. Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 16 August 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: Rough-legged Hawk ( ). Amherst Island, Frontenac County. Winter 2016. Greg Froude.

Photo: Northern Harrier ( ). Amherst Island, Frontenac County. Winter 2016. Greg Froude.

Photo: Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), juvenile. Ottawa-Carleton County. January 2016. Jon Ruddy.

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Cranes & Rails (Gruidae, Rallidae)

Photo: Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). Russell, Ottawa-Carleton County. 26 November 2016. Mary Hindle.

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Shorebirds (Charadriiformes)

Photo: Baird’s Sandpiper ( ). Presqui’ile Provincial Park, Northumberland County. 24 August 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Stilt Sandpiper ( ). Presqui’ile Provincial Park, Northumberland County. 24 August 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Ruddy Turnstone ( ). Presqui’ile Provincial Park, Northumberland County. 24 August 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Red Knot ( ). Presqui’ile Provincial Park, Northumberland County. 24 August 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Baird’s Sandpipers, showing both gray (bottom) and brown (middle) morphs and Sanderling. Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto County. 9 September 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: American Golden-Plover ( ) and Dunlin ( ). Presqui’ile Provincial Park, Northumberland County. 15 September 2017. Jon Ruddy.

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Owls (Strigidae)

Photo: Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadius). Ottawa-Carleton County. 30 January 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadius). Ottawa-Carleton County. 26 February 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Boreal Owl (Aeogolius funereus). Frontenac County. 20 February 2010. Jaliya Rasaputra.

Photo: Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa). Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry County. 28 January 2017. Mary Hindle.

Photo: Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa). Ottawa-Carleton County. February 2017. Karine Scott.

Photo: Barred Owl (Strix varia). Ottawa-Carleton County. 7 January 2017. Mary Hindle.

Photo: Barred Owl (Strix varia). Frontenac County. 11 March 2016. Sophie Roy.

Photo: Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus “scalariventris”). This pale, grayish individual shows some plumage characteristics typical of central and northwestern ON breeder, “Snyder’s” Great Horned Owl. Ottawa-Carleton County. 9 February 2017. Helena Garcia.

Photo: Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), male. Ottawa-Carleton County. 7 January 2017. Mary Hindle.

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Hummingbirds (Trochillidae)

Photo: Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). Petrie Island, Ottawa-Carleton County. 2 September 2016. Norbert Hache.

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Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Photo: Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), female. Stony Swamp, NCC Greenbelt, Ottawa-Carleton County. 1 January 2015.

Photo: Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), male. Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 11 February 2017. Jaliya Rasaputra.

Photo: Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus), female. Stony Swamp, NCC Greenbelt, Ottawa-Carleton County. 1 January 2015.

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Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Photo: Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi ), fall immature. Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 2 September 2016. The Afternoon Birder.

Photo: Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus), fall immature. Shirleys Bay Waterfront Trail, Ottawa-Carleton County. 3 September 2015. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus). Shirleys Bay Waterfront Trail, Ottawa-Carleton County. 30 August 2016. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus). Point Pelee National Park. 13 May 2017. Ian Barrett.

Photo: Traill’s Flycatcher (Willow/Alder), more likely an Alder given the location. Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. August 2017. Jon Ruddy.

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Vireos (Vireonidae)

Photo: Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons). Prince Edward National Wildlife Area, Prince Edward County. 21 May 2016. Bree Tucker.

Photo: Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons). Frontenac Provincial Park, Frontenac County. 14 June 2015. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus). Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 12 September 2015. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus). Petrie Island, Ottawa-Carleton County. 5 September 2016. Norbert Hache.

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Shrikes (Lannidae)

Photo: Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicanus), adults. Napanee Limestone Plain IBA, Lennox & Addington County. 17 June 2017. William Hall.

Photo: Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicanus), immature. Napanee Limestone Plain IBA, Lennox & Addington County. 19 July 2017. Jon Ruddy.

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Crows & Jays (Corvidae)

Photo: Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis). Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 15 January 2017. Suzanne Britton.

Photo: Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata). Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 15 January 2017. Mary Hindle.

Photo: Common Raven (Corvus corax). Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 15 January 2017. Mary Hindle.

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Chickadees & Nuthatches (Paridae, Sittidae)

Photo: Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus). Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 11 February 2017. Jaliya Rasaputra.

Photo: Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor). Point Pelee National Park. 13 May 2017. Ian Barrett.

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Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Photo: House Wren (Troglodytes aedon), fall immature. Shirleys Bay Waterfront Trail, Ottawa-Carleton County. Fall 2016. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis). Shirleys Bay Waterfront Trail, Ottawa-Carleton County. 3 September 2015. Jon Ruddy.

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Thrushes (Turdidae)

Photo: Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus alicae). Point Pelee National Park. 13 May 2017. Ian Barrett.

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Waxwings (Bombycillidae)

Photo: Cedar (left) and Bohemian (top and right) Waxwings. Dominion Arboretum, Ottawa-Carleton County. 1 December 2016. The Afternoon Birder.

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Warblers (Parulidae)

Photo: Kirtland’s Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii), male. Point Pelee National Park. 15 May 2017. Jon Ruddy

Photo: Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), male. Point Pelee National Park. 14 May 2017. Ian Barrett.

Photo: Northern Parula (Setophaga americana). Prince Edward National Wildlife Area, Prince Edward County. 21 May 2016. Bree Tucker.

Photo: Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis), fall immature. Shirleys Bay Waterfront Trail, Ottawa-Carleton County. 27 August 2015. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis), male. Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 24 May 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia). Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 7 August 2016. Sophie Roy.

Photo: Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca), fall immature. Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 1 September 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga cerulea), male. Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa-Carleton County. 21 May 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea), male. Frontenac Provincial Park, Frontenac County. 23 May 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea), female. Frontenac Provincial Park, Frontenac County. 23 May 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus), male. Cheese Factory Trail, Hastings County. 17 June 2017. William Hall.

Photo: Brewster’s Warbler (Vermivora [cyanoptera x chrysoptera] (F2), male. Hastings County. 17 June 2017. William Hall.

Photo: Cape May Warbler ( ). William Hall.

Photo: Chestnut-sided Warbler ( ). William Hall.

Photo: Magnolia Warbler ( ). William Hall.

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Sparrows (Emberizidae)

Photo: Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida). Goulbourn Sparrow Field, Ottawa-Carleton County. 27 September 2016. The Afternoon Birder.

Photo: Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida). Goulbourn Sparrow Field, Ottawa-Carleton County. 22 September 2016. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida). Goulbourn Sparrow Field, Ottawa-Carleton County. 19 September 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: White-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophyrs leucophrys), immatures. Tapadero Sparrow Field, Ottawa-Carleton County. 29 September 2016. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni alter). Westmeath Provincial Park, Renfrew County. 6 October 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Nelson’s Sparrows (Ammodramus nelsoni alter). Westmeath Provincial Park, Renfrew County. 30 September 2016. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Lincoln’s Sparrow, juvenile (Melospiza lincolnii ). Emrbun Sewage Lagoons, Prescott & Russell County. 23 July 2017. Jon Ruddy. For more information regarding the separation of juvenile Swamp vs. Lincoln’s, please see: http://eontbird.ca/?p=6563

Photo: Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophtalmus), male. Cheese Factory Trail, Hastings County. 17 June 2017. William Hall.

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Tanagers, Cardinals, and Buntings (Cardinalidae)

Photo: Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), male. Frontenac Provincial Park, Frontenac County. 23 May 2016. Norbert Hache.

Photo: Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), male. Point Pelee National Park. 9 May 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea ), male. Canoe Lake Road, Frontenac County. 1 June 2017. Jon Ruddy.

Photo: Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), male. Frontenac Provincial Park, Frontenac County. 17 May 2016. Jon Ruddy.

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Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Photo: Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna), Napanee Limestone Plain IBA, Lennox & Addington County. 17 June 2017. William Hall.

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Finches (Fringillidae)

Photo: Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), male. Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 11 February 2017. Greg Froude.

Photo: Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus). Possibly a first winter male given the extent of incoming yellow throughout the brow, scapulars, flanks, and breast. Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 11 February 2017. Greg Froude.

Photo: Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), males. Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 15 January 2017. Suzanne Britton.

Photo: Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator), first year or adult female. Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 15 January 2017. The Afternoon Birder.

Photo: White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera), male. Algonquin Provincial Park, Nipissing County. 15 January 2017. Mary Hindle.

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