Birding at Bayfront Park/Waterfront Trail

Bayfront Park Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trail, Hamilton, Ontario

Join Bill Lamond for a mid-week walk on the Waterfront Trail at Bayfront Park. There are always plenty of ducks and other waterbirds at this location and hopefully there will be some spring migrants. Perhaps some Tundra Swans, Killdeers, blackbirds? It all depends on the weather conditions that day. Meet at the parking lot at […]

Birder Brain: An Overview of the Birder Brain Project

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Kelly-Sue O'Connor found birding as a way to practice self-care, grounding, meditation and mindfulness. Diagnosed with an auto-immune, C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Syndrome), ADHD (attention deficit disorder), and other health issues experienced by many, she was inspired to share her love of birding and its healing benefits with others. This presentation will include an overview […]

The Pipits Virtual Walk

Virtual Walks are held every fourth week on Wednesday at 7PM You must register at the Pipits website at: Colleen, the Lead Pipit, hopes to see you at one or all of the monthly Zoom Virtual Walks! Please know that there is no expectation that you have your video or audio on - feel […]

Visit Cartwright Nature Sanctuary

Cartwright Sanctuary

CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER. Join Jen Baker and members of the Sanctuary Committee for a visit to the Cartwright Nature Sanctuary in Dundas. Contact Jen at about trail and parking conditions.

The Pipits – Sudden Tract, Cambridge

Sudden Tract, Cambridge 1841 Spragues Rd,, Cambridge

This Sunday we will be going to search for salamanders, and our awesome naturalist friend Chris Cheatle is going to try to accompany us! You must register at the Pipits website at:  

The Pipits – Vinemount Sanctuary with Bruce MacKenzie

Vinemount Meadows Sanctuary 591 10th Road East, Stoney Creek

On SATURDAY , April 1, we will be going to the Hamilton Naturalist Club's Vinemount Meadows Sanctuary, with the wonderful Bruce MacKenzie in the lead! You must register at the Pipits website at:

Evening Outing to See Woodcocks

Dundurn Park 610 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join Sheldon McGregor on Tuesday, April 4th for an evening of watching and hearing American Woodcocks performing their mating display flight. We will be viewing the birds at dusk and returning to our cars in the dark. Bring a flashlight and wear rubber boots or waterproof footwear and warm clothing. Dundurn Castle is where we […]

West End of Lake Ontario (WELO) IBA Count

The last count of the season is on Saturday, April 8. There are opportunities to join existing groups. Contact Chris Motherwell at if you would like to participate.

Monthly Meeting: Polar Bears, Wolves, Birds…and Rhinos?

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Speaker: Maggie Sims Free - no registration required Maggie and Dave Sims recently returned from a trip to the coast of Hudson Bay where they hoped to walk with polar bears, find other northern critters and, just possibly, see the Northern Lights.  It turned out to be a very successful trip with sightings of all […]

Bruce Trail at the Southern Tip of Dundurn St.

Join Charlie Briggs for the first in a series of monthly walks this growing season. This outing will be an unstructured, mindful and slow paced hike along the Bruce Trail as it passes through the west end of downtown Hamilton. Time will be taken to identify and review early flowering trees and shrubs, as well […]

Nature Sanctuary Forum

close to Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

HNC’s Sanctuary Land Trust Committee invites you to join us for a discussion about the restoration and stewardship work being done at the nature sanctuaries. Caring for over 500 acres of natural lands that HNC has permanently protected is a big endeavour and we need help to ensure we’re on the right track. This is […]

Bird Study Group: My Human Powered Big Year

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

In 2022, Brett Forsyth embarked on an adventure to set Ontario’s first human powered big year record. He aimed to document as many of the 400+ bird species in the province as he could through video, photo, and sound evidence. From walking a few steps into his front yard in Guelph, to biking as far […]