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Birds on the Niagara 2023

The Aquarium is proud to participate in Birds on The Niagara, an international winter birding festival.

Join us Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th and enjoy special bird-related activities and presentations included with admission.

Here are three ways to get involved:

Participate in a Birding Basics Scavenger Hunt

  • Learn the basics of bird ID with our local species scavenger hunt!

Head to the admissions counter to pick up your scavenger hunt form, then get birding! Posted all around the Aquarium are examples of local bird species found right in our own backyard. Can you find and identify them all? Test your skills and win a prize, then go outside to practice! 

Visit a Special Pop-Up Table from 10am-2pm Both Days

  • Topic: Birding Basics: Where to Begin?

Have you ever wanted to start birding? It may seem a bit daunting to start after hearing about different types of gear, the variety of species, and numerous locations to go. Learn what is and is not necessary at our Birding Basics table inside the Aquarium to get helpful tips and learn how you can contribute to the future of bird science! 

  • Topic: Modern Day Dinosaurs: The Adaptation of Birds

The story of our modern birds is an old one- millions upon millions of years of adaptation and change. We invite you to stop by our table at the Aquarium of Niagara to learn about the evolutionary story that brought birds to where they are today. From velociraptors to vultures and everything in between, we will look at old lineages and more modern families. 

Attend a Special Presentation at 3pm on Sunday, February 19th

  • Topic: The Human Perspective on Birds and their Environment

Birds have a major impact on the world around them, ranging from just their habitat to entire ecosystems. Don’t believe us? Come to the Aquarium of Niagara on Sunday, February 19th for our deep dive into how birds are important to their environment and how their impact has changed over time, through our eyes and the eyes of science.