Birding Locations in Ottawa, Ontario
South Ottawa - Manotick
- Black Rapids Lockstation, Prince of Wales Dr. south of Hunt Club Rd.
- Clarke Bellinger Environmental Facility, Leikin Dr.
- Chapman Mills Conservation Area, Lodge Rd. to Winding Way
- Jock River Landing, south of Lodge Rd.
- Beryl Gaffney Park, 3889 Rideau Valley Dr. (Rideau Valley Conservation Authority)
- Watson's Mill
5525 Dickinson St, Manotick
- Hickman Conservation Area, Clinin Ln. & Aston Rd. (path)
- Steven Creek, just south of Kars (canoe access)
- Cranberry Creek Mouth, 1.2km south of Kars (canoe access)
- Baxter Conservation Area, Rideau Valley Dr. S. at Dilworth Dr.
- Burnside Pit, Moodie Dr 1 km south of Cambrian Rd.
- Jack Pine Nature Trail (15km), parking off Hunt Club Rd., Cedarview Rd., and Moodie Dr (year-round)
- Richmond Fen, Ruffed Grouse Area pulloff 1 km east of Munster Rd. Cross open field 30 m to the tracks.
- Hilda Road feeders, near Shirley's Bay
From Carling Ave. turn north on Rifle Rd., right on Lois Ave., then right on Hilda Road.
- Fletcher Garden, Experiment Farm, south of the traffic circle and Arboretum
- Shirley's Bay, Ottawa River, west Ottawa is a
Provincially Significant Wetland and one of the best spots in Ottawa for birdwatching - 270 bird species sighted.
- Stony Swamp - 40 km. of trails in south-west Ottawa near W. Hunt Club and Richmond Rd. Provincially Significant Wetland has over 700 plant species.
- Southern Farm and Pinhey Forest - also sand dunes. Between Merivale and Woodroffe Roads south of Hunt Club.
- Pine Grove - hiking and equestrian trail in a large forest in south Ottawa near Conroy and Davidson Roads.
- Mer Bleue Bog - 3,500-hectare northern boreal bog in eastern Ottawa near Anderson and Ridge Roads map
East Ottawa & Gatineau
- Casselman Sewage Lagoon, Concession Road 5 just east Laurier St.
- Conroy Island, Deschenes Rapids, Ottawa River - Gatineau Quebec.
Gulls, terns, cormorants, and Great Egrets.
- Best birding locations:
- NeilyWorld - Larry Neily helps find good birding sites around Ottawa and the Rideau River.
- Best Ottawa Birding Spots Fall/Winter
- Backyard Bird-Feeders - Anyone with a bird-feeder can participate in the Ottawa Valley Christmas Bird Count, usually on a Sunday before Christmas. There is a Fall Bird Count the third Saturday in October as well. The
Ottawa Field Naturalists Club collects local data for a national database used to monitor bird populations.