Thursday, May 5 to Sunday, May 8, 2022
Join us for the City of London’s first-ever
spring migration festival!

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The Bird Friendly London Migration Festival is a free four-day Festival from May 5 to May 8, 2022.

The Festival is hosted by Bird Friendly London with Nature London as the lead supporting organization sponsor, and the London Public Library as the indoor hosting partner.

We aim to enhance the enjoyment and conservation of birds through an inclusive, free bird festival for London-area bird watchers and bird-curious Londoners.

Please return to this page for updates leading up to the Festival. Registration for hikes and other Festival events opens the week of April 11 at:

http://www.naturelondon.com/2022-bird-friendly-london-migration-festival-guided-hikes

Please contact us at londonbirdteam@gmail.com with any questions about the Festival.

Click here for more information about Nature London.

Planned Festival Itinerary

All events are free for the public to attend. For the hike events, please register in advance at the Nature London website (or click the links below).

THURSDAY MAY 5

7:00-8:30 pm – Evening Festival kick-off event at the Central Library’s Wolf Performance Hall at 251 Dundas St. (no registration). Join us for three birdy presentations, featuring:

David Rodenhiser, a London birder and award-winning nature photographer, will speak about bird photography.

Tim Hain, a professor in Ecology and Environmental Science with Western University's Department of Biology speaking about how citizen science is used by professional scientists.

Aranya Iyer, a science communicator and an MSc candidate at Western who will speak about avian migration and how birding intersects with social media, community and loneliness.

Doors open at 6:30. Free parking is available onsite. Click here for public transit directions.

FRIDAY MAY 6

8:00 am-9:30 am – Guided hike at Cavendish Woods (register here)

8:00 am-9:30 am – Guided hike at Westminster Ponds – Western Counties Road (register here)

10:00 am-11:30 am – Guided hike at Kilally Meadows ESA (register here)

2:00 pm-3:00 pm – Search for Chimney Swifts at First-St. Andrews United Church (register here)

SATURDAY MAY 7

8:00 am-9:30 am – Guided hike at Cavendish Woods (register here)

10:00 am-11:30 amAccessible and Family Friendly Birding at Greenway Park (register here)

Information about accessibility features at Greenway Park is available here

10:00 am-11:30 am – Guided hike at Kilally Meadows ESA (register here)

10:00 am-11:30 am – Guided hike in Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA (register here)

11:30am-2:00pm – Bird Friendly Window Retrofit Workshop at Museum of Ontario Archaeology (register here)

SUNDAY MAY 8

8:00 am-9:30 am – Guided hike at The Coves ESA (register here)

8:00 am-9:30 am – Guided hike at Westminster Ponds – Western Counties Road (register here)

10:00 am-11:30 am – Guided hike at Kilally Meadows ESA (register here)

10:00 am-11:30 am – Guided hike for new birders at Westminster Ponds (register here)

3:00pm-6:00 pm – Bird Friendly Beer launch event at the London Brewing Co-op (no registration)

 

ABOUT COVID-19

All COVID-19 protocols as of May 1, 2022 will be observed. Participants must self-screen before participating. Check back on this page or @BirdFriendlyLdn on Twitter for the most current updates. We encourage all event attendees to wear masks and practice social distancing whree appropriate, especially for indoor events.