Nature Canada

Discover your Naturehood


Migrating birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and numerous freshwater fish – you’ll find them all right in the heart of the National Capital Region at the Lac Deschênes Important Bird Area (IBA). Get to know your local wild neighbours by joining Nature Canada, the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’Club and the Outaouais Birding Club this Saturday, November 3, 2012 for the Lac Deschênes Naturehood Tour.

Naturalists from both clubs will be at various sites along the Ottawa River to help you explore the natural riches of one of the region’s best sites for birding. Have you ever wondered how scientists track migrating bird? Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada’s bird conservation manager, will be at Houle Street Boat Launch to show you just how it’s done!

The tour is self-guided – start and end points are up to you. At each of the six sites, you’ll find an interpreter ready to help you discover the region’s superb natural heritage.

Download a copy of the tour map and find out more about the six sites on the tour here.

We’ll be there, rain or shine, from 9am to 1pm. We hope to see you there!


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Canada’s wilderness is the world’s envy. It’s our duty to keep our true north strong and green.