International Migratory Bird Day celebration in Brewer Park Ottawa

Media Advisory

Saturday May 14, 2016

Who: Hosted by Nature Canada, Canada’s oldest nature conservation charity.

When: Saturday May 14, 2016. 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Brewer Park in Ottawa, on May 14, 2016 starting at 10am.

International Migratory Bird Day (Bird Day) is an annual celebration in the Americas to raise public awareness about migratory birds and to support their conservation. Eighty percent of Canadian bird species migrate beyond our borders each year to escape the cold and lack of food of the Canadian winter, facing innumerable challenges to their survival along their migration routes.  Those that survive and are able to return in the spring surely deserve a warm welcome!  Bird Day 2016 will also mark the Centenary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Convention, a treaty made between Canada and the United States to protect and conserve migratory birds.

Nature Canada supports Bird Day events with partners across Canada, and is holding its very own event in Ottawa this Saturday, May 14.  Join us to welcome back the birds at Brewer Park, near Carleton University, this Saturday morning.  There will be a spectacular and unforgettable live birds-of-prey demonstration, guided bird walks around Brewer Park led by expert naturalists, a bird banding demonstration, as well as words of welcome from Canada’s first ornithologist MP, Mr. Richard Cannings, and City Councillor David Chernushenko, all hosted by popular CBC radio personality Giacomo Panico.

For more information, contact Ted Cheskey at 613 562 3447 ext 227 or tcheskey@naturecanada.ca