Decembirding at Bayfront Park

Bayfront Park Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trail, Hamilton, Ontario

As the season shifts more towards winter, birds seek various habitats to meet their daily needs. Join Jackson Hudecki on a jaunt around Bayfront park to spy waterfowl, gulls, raptors and overwintering passerines. Bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather, and let's see which species will choose the Hamilton Harbour for the day. […]

Evening Screech-Owl Outing

Parking Lot off Martin Road 43.220495, -80.009946

Join birder and HNC member Sheldon McGregor as we search out Eastern Screech-Owls. Dress warmly, bring binoculars if you have them as we sometimes get glimpses, a flashlight (optional), and perhaps something hot to drink at the end of the outing. Meet at the Martin Road upper parking lot (just beside baseball diamonds – DO […]

Turtles, Trees & the Other 99%

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Tune in for a talk on various challenges AND successes with local species-at-risk conservation work: The beginnings of our own small American Chestnut seed orchard (and the trouble with Eastern Redbud) Indulge your nature nerdiness: you only need to know the English alphabet to learn to read our turtle’s marginal scute notch codes. This program […]

December Plant Walk

RBG Rock Chapel Sanctuary 318 Rock Chapel Road, Dundas, Ontario

Join Charlie Briggs for an educational hike along the top of the Niagara Escarpment at the RBG's Rock Chapel Sanctuary. Time will be taken for attendees to learn the rich diversity of woody plant species that can be viewed from this level walking trail. Parking is pay on site or free for RBG members. Please […]

Bird Study Group: Owls of Ontario

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

Marcie Jacklin (she/her) has been an avid birder for over 30 years mostly in southern Ontario but has travelled to Borneo, Indonesia, Africa and South America several times. During her travels she has seen and/or heard over 59 species of owls (out of about 250 species in the world). This presentation will feature Owls of […]

103rd Hamilton Christmas Bird Count

Join in on this tradition going back to a pair of adventurous birders in 1921 and which has grown into an annual outing with over a hundred participants scouring Hamilton for every bird that can be found and identified. Click here to see the map* of the coverage area:  Map for Hamilton Bird Count (ONHA) […]

3rd Flamborough Christmas Bird Count

Join in on the 3rd edition of this growing tradition where participants scour the Flamborough area for every bird that can be found and identified. Click here to see the map* of the coverage area:  Map - Flamborough Bird Count (ONFH) To sign up go to:    https://forms.gle/ZsNnjJvTAXAghpas5   * This map is from the […]

9th Peach Tree Christmas Bird Count

Join in on the 9th running of this tradition where participants scour the 'Stoney Creek & Grimsby'-ish area for every bird that can be found and identified. Click here to see the map* of the coverage area:  Map for the Peach Tree Bird Count (ONPR) To sign up go to:    https://forms.gle/ZsNnjJvTAXAghpas5   * This […]

A Walk in the Woods

RBG Arboretum 16 Old Guelph Rd, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join Peter Langballe for a walk to the Marshwalk Lookout. This is simply an outdoor walk with new friends. Dress for the weather and for hilly trails in winter. What we see depends on the weather winter brings. What we learn depends on what we see. If you’ve never been to these woods, you must […]

Monthly Meeting: Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join us to hear Lujanne Hamdan from Fisheries & Oceans Canada, talk about invasive species in the Great Lakes. Aquatic invasive species are fish, invertebrate or plant species that have been introduced into a new aquatic environment, outside of their natural range. Some of the more visible freshwater invaders in Canada include Asian carp, sea […]

Air & Tree Walk

Bayfront Park Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trail, Hamilton, Ontario

Join HNC and Environment Hamilton for a walk around Bayfront Park to learn about trees and air quality. Participants will take a casual walk around the loop trail, stopping to admire trees along the way. Experts will talk about the different tree species and their features, local air quality, and how much trees can help to address […]

Bird Study Group: Birds of North India

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

Join Wildlife Photographer, Ankur Khurana as he takes us on a visual journey encompassing the diverse bird species of North India, featuring captivating images and intriguing facts about their habitats and behaviours. You can learn more about Ankur Khurana and admire his astonishing work on his website: https://www.planetwildstories.ca/ Social time starts at 7:00 PM, talks begins at 7:30 PM.