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 […]

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 […]

Birding Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery 700 Spring Gardens Rd, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

The flow of southbound, fall migrants can be observed anywhere along the north shore of Hamilton Harbour/Burlington Bay in early October. Woodland Cemetery can be especially good with its open vistas, areas of thick cover, high shoreline bluff and woodland edges. Join Peter Thoem, Lyn Folkes, and Debbie Lindeman on this 4-hour morning hike we […]

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 […]

Alan Wormington Fall Bird Count (FBC)

Hamilton Study Area Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The Alan Wormington Fall Bird Count (FBC) has been an annual Hamilton Naturalists’ Club (HNC) event since 1974 and for many Hamilton area birders it is one of the highlights of the birding year. The count always occurs on the first Sunday in November and spans the entire Hamilton Study Area (HSA). Birders head to […]

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 […]