Photos of Ontario and Quebec birds

Here is a list of the birds I have photographed so far as part of my open-ended project. The links go back to the posts in which the photos originally appeared. Eventually, I might sub-divide this list according to type or location.

Presently unidentified birds: none.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

10 thoughts on “Photos of Ontario and Quebec birds”

  1. Animals I saw around Mud Lake today:

    • Dogs
    • Ducks
    • Small snapping turtles
    • A giant snapping turtle (maybe three feet long)
    • Canada Geese (and goslings)
    • Seagulls
    • Catfish
    • Cardinals
    • Squirrels (grey and black)
    • A heron
    • Red-winged blackbirds
    • A rabbit
    • A chipmunk
    • Many other birds I could not identify

    A few days ago, I saw a porcupine.

  2. Tony Beck Gallery

    Birds of Ontario/Quebec – Spring 2008 (36 images)

    Tony Beck is a freelance naturalist based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His award winning photography appears in many books, websites, magazines & calendars. He teaches Birdwatching and Nature Photography courses both independently and through a variety of institutions. As a Freelance Tour Guide, he leads groups to many exciting destinations, including: All Corners of Canada, Tropical Pacific, American Southwest, and Neotropical America. Customized Tours and Programs available on request.


    Compiled by
    The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club Birds Committee

    This checklist shows a general seasonal status of birds found within a 50-km (30-mile) radius of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.

    The three major geographical features of the Ottawa district are the Ottawa River, the Canadian Shield to the north and east and the St. Lawrence Lowlands to the south and west. The Ottawa River is a band of water and Riparian habitat. The Shield consists of rocky, deciduous hills with some areas of Boreal affinity. The Lowlands are an open corn belt, in part on the clay bed of the Champlain Sea, that has wooded areas, urban areas and areas of micro-habitat such as Mer Bleue Bog, Richmond Fen, Larose Forest and the sewage lagoons.

  4. Sitting beside Mud Lake about an hour ago, a beaver swam by me, then slipped underwater and vanished.

  5. Today, I saw several Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) flying outside a tall building in Gatineau.

    Photos weren’t possible because of their speed and because I didn’t have gear with me, but I got a pretty good look through binoculars.

  6. Yes, though I haven’t photographed any birds lately.

    Yesterday, I saw a Scarlet Tanager near Lac Brown, in the Gatineau Park.

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