Spring migrants in Ottawa

Date: Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Timeframe: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Weather: Cold and blustery in the morning. With temperatures hovering around 3-4 degrees Celsius and the wind strong out of the NW, it felt more like a late-Fall birding morning than a late-Spring one! By the early aft, the wind had calmed considerably and the temperatures had risen to approximately 10 degrees Celsius.

Outing Snippet

Although it felt more like a November birding day, we managed to enjoy the sights and sounds of many bird species! The water level along the Ottawa River is record-high, meaning that we had to move “inland,” to various birding sites in search of interesting spring birdies. The NW wind was most definitely felt while we were along the river, at Andrew Haydon Park and Dick Bell Park! At Jack Pine Nature Trail, along Moodie Drive, we enjoyed much calmer and milder birding conditions. Please see below for further details 🙂

eBird Checklists

Ottawa–Andrew Haydon Park: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55576997

Ottawa–Dick Bell Park: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55503643

Ottawa–Jack Pine Trail: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55510094

Ottawa–Moodie Drive Quarry: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55577126

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Sunday, April 28: Spring migrants in Ottawa