Our Bird Friendly City

Congrats, Burlington! We are now an official Bird Friendly City. A Bird Friendly City is a certification program developed by Nature Canada, recognizing cities that have worked to educate the public on the protection and appreciation of birds. In the Hamilton/Burlington area, we are fortunate to have multiple Important Bird Areas (IBA) designated by Birds Canada, with around 280 species residing, visiting, or passing through each year—and 400 documented historically, including unexpected visitors.

FREE window decals!
To celebrate Burlington's Bird Friendly designation—and in recognition of World Migratory Bird Day, May 14—join us in creating a safe city for birds and protecting them from the dangers of shiny glass windows using vinyl window decals, available throughout May at our Makerspace on the 3rd floor at Central, while supplies last. Learn how to print your own sheet of decals on the vinyl printer (it takes about three minutes), or pick up a pre-printed sheet. Learn more about the Makerspace

Makerspace Hours

  • Mon, Fri, Sat: 10am-4.30pm; Sat closed 1-2pm
  • Tue, Wed, Thu: 10am-6.30pm
  • Sun: Closed

Birds on the Move - Wed May 25, 2-3pm
The west end of Lake Ontario, including Burlington Bay/Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise, is very bird-rich, partly due to the almost year-round movement of migrating birds. As a result, there is some change in the cast of characters that make up Burlington's bird population nearly every month of the year. From early spring arrivals in March to late fall south-bound migrants in December, local birders have lots to keep them busy. A lifetime naturalist and avid birder, Peter Thoem talks about the ever-changing mix of birds in our area and his experiences tracking and observing our feathered friends locally and abroad.

STAFF BOOKLISTS about the Environment

Bird Friendly Cities Hamilton/Burlington

The Pipits

The Larks

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Conservation Halton

Not Just A Birding Club

Hamilton Naturalists' Club

FLAP Fatal Light Awareness Program

National Audubon Society Lights Out Program