Eastern Ontario Tundra Trip Report

Thursday, February 15, 2018

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Fun touring the “tundra” east of Ottawa with friends new and old! 500+ Snow buntings, 5 Snowy Owls, 4 Rough-legged Hawks, 4 Glaucous Gull and 1 Lapland Longspur were the highlights. The misty conditions made for unique viewing opportunities! There is still quite a bit of “winter” left in terms of the conditions out there. A few warm fronts are what’s needed to shake things up in this area. I couldn’t help but wonder, however, if the Rough-legged Hawks are wandering migrants or wintering birds. I believe the last time I was out this way, Rough-legs were tough to find!

To see where we had our birds of interest, such as Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspur, Snowy Owl and Rough-legged Hawk, search the species of your choice (by typing the species name in the top left search field) and zoom in on the Casselman area…just east-of. The various red waypoints contain recent sightings 🙂

https://ebird.org/canada/map/?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=2&emo=12&yr=cur