The Ottawa Bird Count needs your help in 2016
Please consider volunteering with our Point Count Program:
The routes in this map, are the high priority routes for 2016
If you can donate a few hours of your time, you can adopt one of these routes and help us reach our goals for our 10-year anniversary in 2017
Also new for 2016! Now even beginner and novice birders can adopt a point count route!
Thanks to some generous donations, we have purchased some high-quality, stereo audio recorders that beginner and novice birders can use to conduct point counts, without worrying about their ID-skills (an expert birder will listen to the recordings afterwards). If you're interested please contact the coordinator.
Instructions for doing point counts with an audio recorder
Chirps, tweets and trills was a great success again this year. Watch our website in later winter for next year's class
You can also follow up on twitter if you have an account: https://twitter.com/OttawaBirds.
Adam C. Smith
Links to OBC Programs
Have you found a bird's nest? Tell us about it. Enter your nest observations online - it only takes 5 minutes. You can easily register yourself online. (You'll see that permission for the Nest Monitoring Program is greyed out with a checkmark - all OBC registrants ae automatically signed up for this program.)
Census Plot Program:
The online database is filling up. We're working on a summary of the census plot program. Have a look at some of the results from the first season . More details on this program and how you can volunteer are on the OBC Census Plot Program web page.
Point Count Program:
The spring 2009 issue of the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club newsletter (Trail and Landscape) contains a short summary of the OBC Point Count Program and some preliminary maps for 2007 and 2008 are available here.
OBC Results (from 2007 to 2014)
OBC in the Media and Print