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Join Us for Bird Day 2019!

Join Nature Canada in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day with the Ottawa Children’s Festival on Saturday, May 11th at LeBreton Flats. 

Become a birdwatcher for the day and learn more about local birds while exploring nearby nature. Nature Canada’s Naturalist Director and resident bird-expert, Ted Cheskey will be leading Guided Nature Walks down by the Ottawa River in the Lac Deschenes IBA. Binoculars will be available.

Don’t miss the exciting Birds of Prey Flight Demonstration Show at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, animated by Falcon Ed, a company that specializes in falconry, training birds of prey, ecological control and educational presentations.

Our local partner, Earth Path will also have bird-related activities and nature games for kids at our booth between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Earth Path is a non-profit organization based in the Ottawa region, dedicated to fostering meaningful relationships between people and the natural world.


Here is the schedule of activities for Ottawa Bird Day in conjunction with the Ottawa Children’s Festival:

 10:15 AM  Guided Nature Walk (45-60 mins)
 11:00 AM  Birds of Prey Flight Show by Falcon Ed
 11:45 AM Welcome and remarks from Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Catherine McKenney, Councillor, Somerset Ward
 12:15 PM  Guided Nature Walk (45-60 mins)
 1:00 PM  Birds of Prey Flight Show by Falcon Ed
 All Day  Nature activities with Earth Path at the Nature Canada booth

Click HERE to read our media release!

For more information on the many fun and interactive activities that will be taking place at the Ottawa Children’s Festival, please visit

Ottawa Children's festival


The Ottawa World Migratory Bird Day event will be held at LeBreton Flats, off the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, directly in front of the Canadian War Museum at 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa ON  K1A 0M8.

For those commuting by bus, the closest transit station is the LeBreton Flats Station.
Those that are planning to commute by car, consult the information on indoor parking at the Canadian War Museum.

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