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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​​​​A family feeding a chickadee in a winter forest scene

​​Spring into Birding

​March break family fun!

Registration for this event is now full. Join our email list​ to be notified about future events. 

Enjoy a guided birding hike to learn about the birds of Scanlon Creek and connect with nature through the joys of birdwatching. Earn stamps in a keepsake passport as you take a Storywalk, visit self-guided stations to see amazing bird artifacts, make a birdfeeder, hand-feed chickadees and more. 

It's fun! It's free! How many birds will you see?


Saturday March 12th, 2022, Rain-date (Sunday March 13th)
9:30am to 12:30pm
Scanlon Creek Conservation Area​
Open to all ages!


Free - there is no cost to attend!


  • ​Learn all about birding! How to observe, identify, count and record your findings.
  • Be amazed and see up-close bird artifacts like skulls, feathers and eggs.
  • Watch the pages comes alive as you enjoy a Storywalk while travelling down one of our beautiful trails.
  • Meet and hand-feed the friendly chickadees at Scanlon Creek.
  • Make your very own birdfeeder to take home.
  • Use your senses to make your very own bird sound map.
  • Register now to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Wild Birds Unlimited. Must register and attend to be entered into draw. Draw will take place on March 12, 2022 at 12:00pm.

Additional Information

  • This is an entirely outdoor event. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Guided hiking distance is approximately 1.5km. Hikes are best suited to people in moderate physical condition. Re-useable water bottles and supportive footwear with rugged soles are strongly recommended.
  • Trail conditions in the spring may vary from icy to muddy. Due to this, strollers and wagons are not recommended.
  • This program is open to children, youth, adults and seniors of all ages.​