Nature Canada

Ottawa Bird Day 2017

Join Nature Canada in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day at Brewer Park in Ottawa, on May 13, 2017 officially starting at 10:00 am with a bird banding demonstration beginning at 8:00 am. To register for the bird banding, please click here. This event will happen rain or shine.

There will be a spectacular and unforgettable live birds-of-prey demonstration, guided bird walks around Brewer Park led by expert naturalists, as well as words of welcome from local dignitaries and Nature Canada. Local groups conducting important bird conservation actions will be present and ready to showcase their efforts.

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2016 Bird Day Event. Photography by Nina Stavlund

Schedule for the day

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 8:00 am – 9:30 am  Early Bird Activity: Nature Canada’s very own licensed bird bander, Ted Cheskey, will give a bird banding demonstration at Brewer Park. Please register for this event here.
10:00 am  Opening Ceremonies with special guests:

  • Barbara Dumont Hill, Spirit Keeper (opening Algonquin prayer)
  • Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, MP Ottawa Centre
  • Councillor David Chernushenko, Capital Ward
 10:30 am  Birds-of-Prey Flight Show
 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  Guided Bird Walks
 11:00 am – 1:00pm  Informal arts and crafts for kids
 11:00 am  Storytelling in Children’s Tent
 11:30 am  Visual Scavenger Hunt
 12:00 pm   Storytelling in Children’s Tent and a visual scavenger hunt
 12:30 pm  Birds-of-Prey Flight Show


Plan your trip to Nature Canada’s Bird Day

Bird Day will be held at Brewer Park, 100 Brewer Way, Ottawa, located right across from Carleton University and off of Bronson Ave. Due to the flooding of the Rideau River, the event site has moved to an area further north of the park. Follow the signs towards the school and arena.


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