Yes, indeed, next Saturday, May 13, is for the birds.
Load up the family and head to Brewer Park for International Migratory Bird Day. There will be guided bird walks led by expert naturalists, a bird banding demonstration, live birds-of-prey shows, and more.
Events officially start at 10 am, but if you’re, well, up with the birds … you can also take in an 8 a.m. bird banding demonstration by Nature Canada’s Ted Cheskey.
Bring a camera and binoculars. Admission is free.
Schedule of Events:
8:00 am Bird Banding Demonstration
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
11:30 pm Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Tour of Revitalized Pond Project
12:00 pm Storytelling in Children’s Tent and Visual Scavenger Hunt
12:30 pm Birds-of-Prey Flight Show
Nature Canada is hosting the event and Brewer Park is located at 100 Brewer Way, Ottawa, across from Carleton University and off of Bronson Avenue.