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   OTTAWA / GATINEAU 50-KM CHECKLIST CIRCLE YEAR LISTS

         The Ottawa/Gatineau 50-km Checklist Circle, affectionately known as simply "The Circle", is a 50 kilomtre circle centred on the Peace Tower. For a graphic and further description of this area, see the Circle page.
         The Ottawa/Gatineau 50-km Checklist Circle Best Year List is defined as the total number of species of wild and unrestrained birds identified by a given observer within the checklist circle during a single calendar year. Birds must be on the official area checklist to be counted. This includes all those on the latest OFNC printed checklist and those accepted subsequently by the Birds Records Subcommittee of the OFNC.

Best Year

Bruce Di Labio - 267 (1982)*
Bernie Ladouceur - 258 (1990)**
Marcie Jacklin - 249 (1990)
Chris Lewis - 243 (2004)
Larry Neily - 239 (1990)
Roger Foxall - 237 (1971)***

* Bruce Di Labio has reached the lofty figure of 250 species in 14 different years,
including ten consecutive years (1979-1988), plus 1974-76 and 1990.
Since then leading tours and travel have precluded the frequent birding in the Ottawa area necessary to build large lists.
For historical interest see the table below.
Bruce Di Labio's Year Lists 1971 to 1990
1971 - 173 1976 - 250 1981 - 259 1986 - 252
1972 - 226 1977 - 237 1982 - 267 1987 - 251
1973 - 240 1978 - 248 1983 - 263 1988 - 250
1974 - 254 1979 - 252 1984 - 252 1989 - 242
1975 - 251 1980 - 256 1985 - 254 1990 - 250

** Bernie Ladouceur has reached 250 in two other years: 252 (2007) and 250 (1988).

*** may be higher in later year, records not found yet


For those contemplating doing a Big Year in the Ottawa checklist circle, click on the Big Year - Ottawa page of this site.


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Last update:  January 5, 2010