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Hazel Bird Day


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Yesterday (May 11th) was World Migratory Bird Day, a day highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada‘s (NCC) Ontario region held the second annual Hazel Bird Day at the Hazel Bird Nature Reserve.

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve

The day was a celebration of birds, with hikes, a bird banding station, bird watching, scavenger hunt, and more!

This was my first time out at an NCC event and I was proud to be able to represent the national team. It was a beautiful day, with plenty of passionate people who were excited to be there.

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve is one of NCC’s Nature Destinations, located within the Rice Lake Plains Natural Area. The property is named after Hazel Bird, a woman who was passionate about saving the eastern blue bird. Hazel Bird spent hours on the property checking the nest boxes she built for the eastern blue birds.

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve is a part of the Rice Lake Plains’ tall grass habitats. It is located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, just north of Cobourg and south of Rice Lake. The Rice Lake Plains Natural Area contains some of the largest tracts of tall grass prairie and oak savannah ecosystems remaining in Ontario.

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