The birding today, May 14th was excellent in the Ottawa
area with a large number of migrant warblers and other land birds in various
woodlots around the city. At the Britannia Conservation Area-Mud Lake there were
20 species of warblers including 1 Orange-crowned Warbler, 10+ Northern Parula,
450+ Yellow -rumped Warbler, 40 Yellow Warbler, 30 American Redstart, 7
Black-throated Blue Warbler, and smaller numbers of Bay-breasted, Pine, Palm,
Magnolia, Canada, Wilson, Blackburnian and other species. Numerous vireos
including 3 Philadelphia Vireo, 15 Warbling Vireo, 6 Red-eyed Vireo and 3
Bobolink flew over and 500+ Cedar Waxwing were observed. A Northern Mockingbird
was found south of the BOCA along the bike path. Over the village of Britannia a
loose flock of 100+ Chimney Swift were observed feeding high in the sky. A
Yellow-throated Vireo was observed in a small wood lot off Island Park Drive and
the Ottawa River Parkway. Lots of activity!
Directions: The Britannia Conservation Area-Mud Lake is located
north of Carling Ave at Richmond Road. Follow Britannia Road north to Cassels
Road and turn right.