SAVE THE DATE: 2020 DORION BIRDING FESTIVAL
May 23 & 24, 2020
The LRCA is very excited to announce that we will once again be hosting the Dorion Birding Festival in 2020!
We will have much more information in the coming months, but in the meantime, be sure to mark May 23 and 24, 2020 in your calendars. Registration will likely open in early March. Also, if you haven’t already, please be sure to sign up for our Birding Newsletter below.
The LRCA will also be hosting our annual Fall Waterfowl Viewing Day (which is sponsored by Ontario Power Generation), on Saturday, October 12.
One of the most popular forms of wildlife observation is birding, or birdwatching. It is both a recreational activity and a form of citizen science. It can be done with the naked eye, or through various forms of optics such as binoculars and viewing scopes. Many birders are also photographers. Bird identification is done both visually and audibly; birdsongs are often used to identify different species along with visual confirmation.
Various birding opportunities exist within the Lakehead Region, such as the LRCA’s own Fall Waterfowl Viewing Day held each October, along with the LRCA’s birding programs as part of our annual Living Classroom Programs. Additionally, be sure to check out events hosted by the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists.
From 2009 to 2018 Dorion’s Canyon Country Birding Festival has been the premiere birding event in Northwestern Ontario. While 2018 marked the final Bird Festival, the LRCA along with a dedicated group of volunteers are planning on continuing this annual birding tradition in some form. If you are interested in receiving information about the future of birding in Dorion and the Lakehead Region, please subscribe to our birding newsletter below.