Bird Study Group: Overview of Birding in Hamilton & Surrounding Areas

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

Join us to hear about the multitude of ways that one can become involved with the birding community in and around Hamilton! Whether you're a budding or experienced birder in the region, come learn about bird counts, bird-focused projects, groups, clubs, education and outreach initiatives, and more. Now more than ever we need people like […]

Bird Study Group: Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas

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

Join us to hear from Kaelyn Bumelis, Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas Assistant Coordinator from Birds Canada, about atlassing in the Hamilton area. The Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas-3 (2021-2025) is a collaborative initiative that aims to map the abundance and distribution of Ontario’s close to 300 species of breeding birds. This enormous project is achievable only […]

Bird Study Group: Fruit of the Loon

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

Fruit of the Loon with Mark Peck, Ornithology Technician from Royal Ontario Museum For the last 6 summers, Mark has been exploring the world of the Common Loon, one weekend at a time. Please join Mark as we delve into the fascinating world of the loon, exploring their life history, behaviours, and the role they play in the ecosystem. […]

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 […]

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.

Bird Study Group: Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program

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

Loggerhead Shrike: On the Brink of Disappearance in Ontario The Eastern Loggerhead Shrike, a migratory subspecies that breeds only in Ontario, is on the brink of disappearance. With less than 100 individuals counted annually in recent years, a hands-on approach is necessary to prevent the extirpation of this unique predatory songbird. Since 2003, Wildlife Preservation […]

Bird Study Group: The Sheelah Dunn Dooley Banding Station

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

In early 2023, the Hamilton Naturalist Club approved the initiation of a "MAPS" Banding Station on the Sheelah Dunn Dooley (SDD) Nature Sanctuary. MAPS stands for Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship and is a program overseen by the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP). There are approximately 300 MAPS banding stations across North America, as well […]