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Saw-whet owl

Saw-whet Owl
Photo: Barry Cherriere

The dates for the 2017/2018 Bird Study Group Meetings are as follows.

Meetings start at 7:30 PM. Visitors are always welcome.
You are invited to come early at 7:00 for coffee and conversation.

We meet at the Burlington Senior’s Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington in Auditorium B. There’s lots of free parking near the New Central Library. Click for a map to the Burlington Senior’s Centre

Wings along a Cliff

Monday, September 17, 2018

Bon Echo Provincial Park
Bruce Mackenzie

Bruce Mackenzie, HNC Director for the Bird Study Group, will be taking us along the cliffs of Bon Echo Provincial Park exploring the bird life, human and natural history of this magnificent landform in Eastern Ontario. Barn Swallows in crevices to bouquets of Wild Columbine is just the opening act of this story as the cliff is constantly calling out to the curious naturalist.

Birds of the Gambia

Monday, October 29, 2018

Abyssinian Roller, Kubuneh Gambia 2017, Justin Peter
Speaker: Justin Peter

Justin is Quest Nature Tours’ Director of Programs and senior naturalist, and worked previously for several years as Senior Naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park. Justin leads tours to such places as India, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, Hudson Bay, the Canadian Arctic, Antarctica and The Gambia.

Tucked away on Africa’s west coast, the unassuming and tiny nation of the Gambia is one of the continent’s best-kept secrets. Flanking both banks of its mighty namesake river, it is located in a transition zone between the dry north and the humid south and hosts a surprising and wonderful array of bird life. Justin has scouted this country twice and will share his insights and some of his own photography from his visits.

Ontario’s Big Year 2017

Monday, November 19, 2018

Details of talk forthcoming. Speaker: Jeremy Bensette 

The Famous December Mystical Bird Quiz

Monday, December 3, 2018

Speaker: David Brewer


The Bird Study Group meetings are normally held on the third Monday of the month.

Bird Study Group meetings normally feature reports of recent sightings, news of birding events, an Identification session focussing on birds which can be difficult to identify in the field, and a main program whose subject can be anything from a talk on bird skins to a slide show on the birds of a distant place.

If you are a beginning birder, come out to learn more about birds. If you are an experienced birder, come out to share your knowledge and enthusiasm.

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