Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ottawa Bird Fair Announces Participants for May 12 Event


Wood duck by Stephen J Stephen
Ottawa’s first-ever Bird Fair is just 10 short days away and we have a growing list of local groups, organizations, outfitters and people who will bring their knowledge, talent and enthusiasm to Bird Fair to help us welcome back our birds. 

We’re delighted to announce the following groups, non-profits and artists will be joining us for a day of festivities. 

Falcon Ed.
Stop by their booth to chat with group members about the four birds of prey that will be at the Fair: Red-Tailed Hawk, Barn Owl, Great-Horned Owl and American Kestrel. Be sure to swing by the main stage at 12:45pm and 2:10 for a flight demonstration!
Barn owl by Vladimir Naumoff via Flickr
Nikon 
Not only is Nikon sponsoring Falcon Ed. to share their expertise and their birds at Bird Fair, they’re also hosting a booth where they’ll have spotting scopes and binoculars. Look for their presentation on binoculars and scopes on the main stage.

Sally Lee Sheeks
 
Channel your inner bird at Sally’s interactive art display that encourages adults and children to climb into a bird nest that she will build with the help of Bird Fair participants. Come see what the view is like from the other side of a spotting scope!
Sally Lee Sheek's bird nest.
If you’re wondering what will attract birds to your yard, look no further than Wild Birds Unlimited’s booth. You’ll have a chance to talk with the knowledgeable folks at Wild Birds Unlimited about the right feeder and seed types for your area.

Stephen J Stephen Photography
Feast your eyes on local wildlife photographer Stephen J Stephen’s lovely portraits of waterfowl that call the Lac DeschĂȘnes Important Bird Area home. Stop by his booth to have a gander at his photographs for sale.

Join members from Ottawa’s Duck Club to learn about the work they do, where they operate and how they build, install, check and maintain their nesting boxes. For those with children, there’ll be "show and tell" items, which will include natural duck cavities and examples of nesting structures.

Poterie LM Serafin Pottery
Local area potter
Lisa-Marie Serafin will have a booth displaying her wonderful work that will be for sale during the Fair. 


Mug by Lisa-Marie Serafin

Swing by CPAWS’s booth to learn more about opportunities to connect with nature in Ottawa-Gatineau.

Other groups that you can look forward to meeting at Bird Fair include:

Le Nichoir bird rehabilitation centre 
Nature Canada 
... and more!

Check our Facebook page event and follow us at @NatureCanada and look for #OttBirdDay, #naturehood for the latest updates on the Bird Fair.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of Bird Fair

Community Foundation of Ottawa
Fonds vert – Ville de Gatineau
Gosling Foundation
Harold Crabtree Foundation
McLean Foundation
Nikon
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Telus Community Fund
The Printing House






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