West End of Lake Ontario (WELO) IBA Count

This count is once a month until April. There are still areas left or you may be able to team up with another person. Although water birds are the focus, any bird found is counted. Contact Chris at cmtrain@cmotherwell.com for details.

Winter Tree ID Walk at Dundurn Park

Dundurn Park 610 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join Arborist and Forest Technician Jeff Dickie for a winter tree identification walk. Without their foliage, winter can be a tricky season to identify trees. Jeff will show you tips and tricks on how to tell trees apart using buds, branches and bark. Meet in the main parking lot by the pavilion.

The Wonders of Salamanders

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

For decades, Don Scallen has visited springtime ponds to witness the wondrous spectacle of Spotted Salamander and Jefferson Salamander breeding. He will share pictures and video of this special time of year. Don’s salamander adventures are not limited to the spring however. In recent years he has ventured into the woods in early autumn to […]

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:  https://www.thepipits.com/ 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 land@hamiltonnature.org 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:  https://www.thepipits.com/  

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:  https://www.thepipits.com

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 cmtrain@cmotherwell.com if you would like to participate.