Bird Friendly Orillia with David Hawke

Bird Friendly Orillia and David J. Hawke will be presenting an interactive Zoom event on Saturday May 14 at 7 p.m to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD).

In support of certifying Orillia as a “Bird Friendly City” for Nature Canada, this free presentation will highlight some of the many bids that make Orillia their home base. From house wrens to chimney swifts almost 300 bird species can be found in and around Orillia.

This presentation will also include suggestions for helping birds to survive in our area. By looking at their habitat needs, we might be able to assist with bird feeders, nesting boxes and the planting of sheltering and seed-bearing shrubs.

For continuing information and participation regarding our feathered neighbours, there will be links to the Orillia Naturalists’ Club and other supporting organizations such as Sustainable Orillia, Green Orillia, and the Couchiching Conservancy.

David will be available for a question and answer session immediately following his presentation. This will be an opportunity for you to ask about the birds in your neighbourhood.

Please register here for this event to receive a zoom link.

Speaker info:
David J. Hawke is well known to Orillians for his weekly nature column that he has penned for the past 33 years (originally with The Orillia Packet, now with His writings are now read around the planet as readers share these nature insights with their own families and friends.
An award-winning author, columnist and nature photographer, David has always drawn upon the local natural environment for his inspirations. Born and raised in Orillia, he has had opportunity to explore all the natural habitats that surround us: farmlands, wetlands, woodlands and urban habitats.
As David often says, “May the beauty of Nature always surprise and delight you!”.

Orillia 44° 36' 29.6892" N, 79° 25' 10.8408" W
Start date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 21:00
End date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 22:30
Bird Friendly Orillia