Local Events

Sharing the joy of birds and nature is at the core of everything we do at Wild Birds Unlimited. We love playing an active role in the local community by hosting bird walks and giving educational presentations. Check back often to see what we have planned in-store or out.  Call the store if you are interested in a presentation for your group.

 

2024

 

February 16 - 19  Great Backyard Bird Count

"The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird enthusiasts of all ages around the world in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Anyone can participate, from beginners to experts. You can count for as little as 15 minutes on a single day, or for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy – and it helps the birds! The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint program of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon with Canadian partner Birds Canada." *

Birds Canada*                                                         

 

"Merlin Bird ID Trivia – North American Birds: Great Backyard Bird Count Edition
Thursday, February 15, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern

What better way to brush up on North American bird identification than with a fun-filled trivia game? The Merlin Bird ID app will be put to the test. Can the app outperform an experienced birder and you, our live audience? We’ll use photos and sounds to determine who can accurately identify the most North American bird species." by Team eBird

 

 Register Here

                                                 


Everything you need to know about GBBC:

Get ready to flock together for the 2024 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! This annual four-day event is right around the corner. Join our webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Panelists will explain how to participate in this exciting global event and how participation might extend past your back door. Discover how to join a group taking part in the GBBC and explore fun ways to involve kids. From bird ID tips to counting birds with ease, this webinar is your ticket to an engaging and confident GBBC experience.     

Register Here

                                                                                  

 

Learn more https://www.birdscanada.org/bird-science/great-backyard-bird-count

 

February 24  @ Kitchener Public Library, Queen Street, Kitchener Main Branch - Seedy Saturday

11:00 Presentation:  Save Our Song Birds and The Seven Actions to Help Birds   Cathy Hale and Peter Rasberry

 

March 2 @ Wild Birds Unlimited - Kitchener In-store  

11:00 Join us and Pamela Cooley, Author of There is a Goldfinch at My Feeder

Pamela will be reading and signing her book.  Books will be available to purchase.  Children of all ages welcome

                                                                                                                                    

Pamela Cooley fell in love with watching birds when she and
her family moved to their current home in 2016. After her children
were born, she set up a bird feeder and together they watched
and learned about birds. To correctly identify birds, she consults
the eBird and Merlin Bird ID apps, as well as the Birds Canada and
Audubon Society websites.
Pamela lives near Burlington, Ontario with her husband James,
their son Nolan, and their daughter Lydia, along with their dog
Maverick, and their cats Marshall and Sheldon

 

April 10 @ Waterloo Region Library - Nest Box Building Workshop  location and additional details to be advised

 

 

 

 

2023

  

 

September  

September 16 10am - Preventing Window Strikes, short presentation with demonstration on Feather Friendly markers followed by Make your Own.  Joining us will be Chris from Adventures with Nature  To learn more, this is the link to FLAP Canada https://flap.org/stop-birds-from-hitting-windows/      Photo Cornell Lab of Ornithology

 

 

Postponed - Nature Hike at F.W.R. Dickson Wilderness Area, we will meet in the parking lot at 699 N Dumfries Twp Rd 5, Ayr.  Georg Hentsch (Waterloo Region Birds) will be our guide as we go on the big loop.  Photo from FWR Dickson Conservation Area Loop fwr-dickson-conservation-area-loop/photos. The date for this is event is TBD. Stay tuned for updates!

 

October

October 7th -  5th Birthday Celebration

Birds of Prey from Mountsberg Conservation, will be with us to Celebrate from noon - 2pm.   Click on this link to learn about the birds; Mountsberg Raptor Centre

Yes, of course there will be cake!  Get your photo taken with Carson the Cardinal.  Sidewalk sale too.  All welcome

 

October 28th -  Peter Rasberry will present 2023 bird life from Waterloo County to the Bruce Penninsula/Tobermory.  Some flora and fauna will be included.  Peter will also cover what to expect at our bird feeders during the upcoming winter.  Join us at the store for 11:00am, all are welcome.  Bird friendly coffee will be served.

 

December 9 - Adventures with Nature - Chris St. Peters has a program designed for our young nature enthusiasts; children of all ages are welcome.  Parents are encouraged to join in.  

                                                           What birds live in our neighbourhood: A fun interactive lesson about what birds live in our region and how to take care of them.  We will listen to bird calls and                                                               finish by drawing our favourite bird

                                                           Join us at 11:00am   Registration is required - please call 519-650-9800