Lush Green Spring – Ottawa International Airport

Lush Green Spring – Ottawa International Airport

It was a fantastic morning with blue skies and bright sunshine. We went to the grassy fields south of Ottawa to explore the open habitats around Ottawa International Airport. Not surprisingly, we had all our target sparrows such as Grasshopper, Field, Clay-coloured and Vesper Sparrow. We also had Eastern Bluebird, Bobolink, Indigo Bunting and Brown Thrasher. After the fields we ventured out to Mer Bleue for even more targets such as Yellow Palm Warbler, Lincoln and Swamp Sparrow. While observing a Swamp Sparrow, we enjoyed a Sandhill Crane and three Broad-winged Hawks fly over.

Cerulean Warbler

Alder Flycatcher
American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Robin
Baltimore Oriole
Barn Swallow
Black & White Warbler
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown Thrasher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Canada Goose
Chestnut-sided Warbler

Grassy fields in search of Sparrows

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Common Grackle

Common Yellowthroat

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Kingbird

European Starling

Grasshopper Sparrow

Gray Catbird

Great Blue Heron

Great-crested Flycatcher

Indigo Bunting

Lincoln’s Sparrow


Mourning Dove

Northern Flicker

Northern Waterthrush


Palm Warbler

Purple Finch

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-winged Blackbird

Ring-billed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Sandhill Crane

Savannah Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Tree Swallow

Turkey Vulture

Vesper Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Wild Turkey

Wood Thrush

Yellow Warbler

Mer Bleue Board Walk

Mer Bleue Board Walk

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Nina Stavlund

Nina Stavlund

Nina is Norwegian, an extensive world traveller, and is now living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She's also a passionate birder and nature lover. She's a professional photographer, graduated from "Bilder Nordic School of Photography" in Oslo, Norway. Her award-winning work appears in many catalogues, magazines, postcards, websites, calendars and more. Nina, & her husband Tony Beck, offer local excursions, international tours and photographic services through their company "Always An Adventure Inc". Nina also conducts photography and photo editing courses.

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Nina Stavlund

Nina Stavlund

Professional Photographer accepting new assignments! After working as an Executive/Personal Assistant for 15 years, mainly in the oil and gas business in Norway, I needed a change in my life. Since photography had been a passion since I was a child, I wanted to do something creative and meaningful in this field. This inspired me to visit Greece for 3 wonderful years. After returning to Norway, I decided it was time to become a professional photographer/artist. In 2010, I graduated from “Bilder Nordic School of Photography” in Oslo. At the same time, I was working full time with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International Arctic Program. In addition to nature & wildlife photography, I also do lifestyle, weddings/anniversaries, portrait and creative photography and I teach photography and photo editing.

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