Bird From Home With Point Pelee National Park’s Virtual Programs

Saturday May 2nd, 2020

Posted at 10:28am

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Point Pelee National Park  may be closed right now, but staff have been working to keep you connected to the spring bird migration.

Each day  through May 18th, the park will feature two migratory bird species that could be observed from your own greenspace and tips on how to spot them.  Follow Point Pelee National Park on Facebook at facebook.com/PointPeleeNP to discover more about the migratory birds making their way through the area.

Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of the park by visiting a live sound feed installed at the Visitor Centre. Go to the Locus Sonus Stream Project sound map, find Point Pelee National Park, and click on the icon to listen to the park.

The park will present several Lunch and Learn Live Talks geared towards birding in your own greenspace.

The Lunch and Learn schedule is:

  • May 9th, 12pm – Birding 101 with Parks Canada (Available in English and French)
  • May 13th, 12 pm – Warbler ID with Parks Canada (Available in English and French)
  • May 16th, 11:30 am  (English only) and 12:30  (French only) – Sparrow ID with Parks Canada
  • May 18th, 12 pm – Songbird ID with Parks Canada (Available in English and French)

Regular Festival of Birds partner, Quest Nature Tours, will also be giving the following video presentations on their own platform:

  • May 6th, 12 pm – Birding by Ear with Justin Peter, Quest Nature Tours (English only)
  • May 8th, 12 pm – Hooray for Hawks with Chris Earley, Quest Nature Tours (English only)
  • May 12th, 12 pm – Gull ID with Justin Peter, Quest Nature Tours (English only)
  • May 15th, 12 pm – Backyard Bird Feeding with Chris Earley, Quest Nature Tours (English only)

Details on how to access these presentations will be posted on Facebook at facebook.com/PointPeleeNP and on the Point Pelee National Park website.

100% From Home Challenge

The 100 Species Challenge is an annual favourite at Point Pelee National Park, where birders earn a special pin each year.

This year, the park is adapting to flatten the curve and introducing the 100% From Home challenge, where participants can earn a 2020 pin by tracking the bird species spotted in their own backyard or neighbourhood.

Once visitor services resume at Point Pelee National Park, participants can bring their 100% From Home list the next time they visit the park or during the 2021 Festival of Birds.

For more details on the challenge, visit www.pc.gc.ca/pelee.

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