Niagara Glen Nature Centre, NOTL

Family Day Birding Open House

Discover the secrets of Niagara's diverse bird species at our Family Day Birding Open House!
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Birds on the Niagara Festival

The Family Day Birding Open House is part of the 2024 Birds on the Niagara Festival, North America’s only international bird festival.

Birds on the Niagara promotes education about Niagara’s birds, bioregional and local conservation strategies, and social justice and inclusion. Programs occur throughout the International Niagara River Corridor, including Niagara Falls, New York; Niagara Falls, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.

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A raptor trainer letting an owl fly at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
A couple hiking through the Niagara Glen

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

The Canadian Raptor Conservancy is one of the largest captive breeding projects in the world. With over 200 captive-bred birds at their facility, the Conservancy regularly breeds over 15 different species each year. Many are endangered species and some of their offspring are sent back into the wild through organized release projects around the world.

The facility also cares for sick and injured birds of prey from the wild, working very closely with veterinarians to assess injuries and try to return the birds back into the wild. The Canadian Raptor Conservancy takes in over 50 birds of prey each year into its rehabilitation program.

Niagara Glen

Located deep in the Niagara Gorge, the Niagara Glen is a renowned outdoor destination for hikers, cyclists, conservationists, boulderers and anyone seeking an opportunity to connect with nature.

Stairways lead to four kilometres (2.5 miles) of rugged hiking paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. Explore the Niagara Glen and see spectacular views overlooking the rapid waters of the Niagara River and the natural phenomenon that is the Niagara River Whirlpool.

A couple hiking through the Niagara Glen

Niagara Glen Nature Centre

Set high atop the Niagara Gorge, overlooking the Niagara River, the Niagara Glen Nature Centre offers visitor information, guided hiking tours, bouldering permits and educational programming. Inside, you’ll also find an array of refreshments and unique souvenirs.

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