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The Joy of Birding: Sunrise Birding

Date & Time:

December 16, 2023, 7:00 am - 10:00 am


Nature Sanctuaries


Courses and Programs, Outdoor Adventure


Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event

Event Description

Have you already been out exploring birds in the field but would like to learn more about the identification nuances between similar species?

  • Fee: $20 + $1 Service Fee & HST (Members 10% off)
  • Registration Closes: December 13

Join us for this special sunrise edition of The Joy of Birding where we will begin our exploration prior to the sun rising and we will be walking in the dark for the first 45 minutes. Participants are recommended to bring ice cleats, hiking poles, and a headlamp with a red-light option (please do not use a white-light lamp).  Binoculars are a must for when the sun comes up.  Please note that this is a program for intermediate birders, beginner birders are encouraged to enroll in RBGs Let’s Go Birding program.

White Breasted Nut Hatch

To prepare for your birding session, please consider the following:

  1. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes.
  2. We will be hiking slowly for a few kilometers over the course of 2-3 hours.
  3. Please bring a water bottle, and snacks in case you get hungry.
  4. Binoculars are a must, but if you don’t have a good pair, we can lend you a pair for the outing.
  5. Although we love animals, please leave your pets at home.
  6. To protect our natural ecosystems, we ask you to stay on the trails and refrain from feeding the wildlife.
Catherine Manschot smiling at camera, standing outside and holding binoculars

Instructor: Catherine Manschot

Instructor Bio

Catherine is a former teacher and a birding enthusiast. She loves to share the joy of birding with people of all ages. Catherine is a certified bird bander and volunteers at the Long Point Bird Observatory and runs a Breeding Bird Banding Station over the summer. She is also a hawk counter and committee member of the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch, responsible for education and training.

  • male hooded merganser duck
  • Person using binoculars to birdwatch in the forest
  • Woodpecker On Side Of Tree In Winter
  • Brown duck swimming in the marsh

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