Join Us for Bird Day 2018!
Join Nature Canada in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day with the Ottawa Children's Festival on Saturday, May 12th! Celebrations will be held at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, and will be kicking off at 10:00 AM.
Nature Canada will be leading three Guided Nature Walks
at 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM. These walks will be lead by Nature Canada's Naturalist Director and resident bird-expert, Ted Cheskey, as well as other expert naturalists. These walks will enable everyone to explore their surroundings and discover the birds species with whom they share their local urban spaces.
Between the guided nature walks there will also be Birds of Prey Flight Shows
with Falcon Ed at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Falcon Ed is a company that specializes in falconry, training birds of prey, ecological control and educational presentations. You can learn more at: http://fauconeduc.biz/
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2016 Bird Day Event. Photography by Nina Stavlund[/caption]
Schedule for the day
Here is the schedule for all activities in which Nature Canada will be involved at the World Migratory Bird Day event in Ottawa, in conjunction with the Ottawa Children's Festival:
|| Opening Ceremony
|| Guided Nature Walk (45 mins)
| 11:15 AM
|| Birds of Prey Flight Show by Falcon Ed
| 12:00 PM
Welcome from Environment and Climate,
Change Minister, Catherine McKenna
| 12:30 PM
||Guided Nature Walk (90 mins)
| 1:30 PM
||Birds of Prey Flight Show by Falcon Ed
||Activities at the Nature Canada booth
Our local partner, Earth Path will have some bird-related activities for kids at their booth between 11:00 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. For more information on Earth Path, please visit their official website
For more information on the many fun and interactive activities that will be taking place at the Ottawa Children's Festival, please visit their official website
Nature Canada would like to thank Science Odyssey for their financial support for the World Migratory Bird Day event in Ottawa. Science Odyssey is Canada's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, featuring fun and inspiring experiences in museums, research centres, laboratories and classrooms from coast to coast. Without them, we wouldn't be able to welcome back the birds! For more information on their mission and other events, visit their official website
Plan your trip to Nature Canada’s World Migratory Bird Day!
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 on commuting by car, consult the information on indoor parking at the Canadian War Museum