We welcome all beginners and hope that we can inspire you to become fascinated bird-watchers. Birds teach us what habitats lie just beyond the horizon, to know what is happening in the forest and whether an owl is about or the sap is running.
Do you like birds? Do you want to become a better birder?
If you find the bird-watching world a bit intimidating to get into, then our Intro to Birding video is a great place to start. Our very own bird expert, Xavier Tuson, takes you through how to choose binoculars, where and when to look for birds, and some key features to look out for.
We also have a slideshow featuring the 25 most common birds of The Land Between. Learning to identify the common birds first is a great way to get started in your birding journey:
Download it as a powerpoint (.pptx) : Guide to the Common Birds of The Land Between
Download it as a PDF: Guide to the Common Birds of The Land Between
You can further test your bird identification skills with these self-paced slides (LINK) with photos taken in the Land Between by our famous photographer, Tracey McCann. Tracey also takes most of the beautiful photos you see on our Facebook page.
2o2o Fall Migration Birding Walks
During this year’s fall migration, you are invited to learn about the birds of the Land Between! Join us on one of three Saturday mornings this fall: Sept. 20, 26, and Oct. 10, 2020 – all starting at 8am – at different locations in Haliburton County and the Kawarthas. This is a chance to get out in the field with experienced birders, and practice your identification skills. Sessions will be led by the Land Between staffer Xavier Tuson.
- Sunday September 20, 8am. Location: The Cation Wildlife Preserve – Kawartha Land Trust (Coboconk, ON).
- Saturday September 26, 8am. Location: Haliburton Rail Trail. Meet at the end of Cowan Rd/ Gould’s Crossing (Haliburton, ON)
- Saturday October 10th, 8am. Location: Catchacoma Forest (4547-4985 County 507 Rd, Gooderham, ON).