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Happy Bird Day

| Free
Sat 13

Each spring Creemore has lots of visitors passing through. They come from all over the United States as well as Central and South America. Who are these visitors? Birds like the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the Peregrine Falcon, the Bobolink and many more. On Saturday, May 13 we invite you to visit too as we celebrate the migration of our feathered friends and the beautiful countryside they use as a stopover on their cross-continental journey. Pop into the village and pick up a local map with hike suggestions, learn about birds that visit our area, participate in free activities and enjoy features and specials at local retailers.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate our feathered friends  Saturday, May 13 – International Migratory Bird Day.

Click here for  a local birding map.


Time Location Activity
10 am to 2 pm Hillview Cellar Winery and darci-que Create a brilliant coloured bird out of card stock
10 am to 4 pm The Clearview Public Library Drop by the library for a hooting good time where it is all about Owls. Oliver the Owl (the library mascot) presents interactive arts & crafts “with feathers”. Yarp up a virtual owl pellet and dissect it in cyberspace. Free fun for the whole family.
11 am to 2 pm Creemore 100 Mile Store Birds & Beans.Creemore Coffee Company will provide information related to the coffee growing industry and bird friendly growing practices and samples of bird friendly coffee.
11 am to 2 pm Curiosity House Book Store Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and search the village for birds from A Bird Chronicle. Enter to win a prize.
10 am to 3 pm Station on the Green Learn about Bluebird nest boxes from Brereton Field Naturalists Club of Barrie/ Ontario Nature. Find out about the best designs and locations for Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows.
11 am to 4pm Cardboard Castles Fly Little Bird Wing Workshop. Make you own wings. Decorate them bold and bright or serene and white! All materials supplied free of charge.
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Affairs Bakery and Cafe Hannah Jones, first year student at Fleming College, will be demonstrating Bird Calls. Hannah is enrolled in the “Fish & Wildlife” course.
12 pm to 1 pm Bank Cafe Randy Munger, the founder of Release a Dove will provide a brief history of the “rock dove” and its role in the modern development of civilization. A live Dove release will follow this presentation.
12 to 1:15 pm and 2 to 3 pm Station on the Green Clearview Community Church invites you to build a bird feeder.
1 pm to 2 pm Curiosity House Book Store Enjoy story time and build a bird with Ruth Ann Pearce.
2 pm and 3 pm seatings St. John’s United Church Celebrate Mother’s Day in an old-fashioned way at St. John’s High Tea, St. John’s United Church. Enjoy tea, fancy sandwiches, scones, and treats for $10. Enjoy the experience even more by dressing in high tea fashion. Event will include a bake sale table.
1 pm to 4 pm Bank Cafe Join the Bank Cafe and Graham McDonald for bird house decorating. Take home a perfect gift for your mother bird.
11 am and 1:30 pm Station on the Green The Long Journey. Join Not So Hollow Farm for a talk about bird migration. This 30 minute presentation with a Q & A to follow is geared to ages 14+.


Click here for more information on International Migratory Bird Day.

Click here for  a local birding map.

If you would like to provide an activity or help the BIA with this event CLICK HERE.

Press release available here.

Learn about stop over sites.

Learn about featured travellers.

Learn how you can help the birds along the way.

Go for a hike and play habitat bingo.


If you would like more information about the event please contact Sara Hershoff at 705-466-9906 or sara@creemore.com.


May 13, 2017