Monday, December 2, 2013
Knox Crescent Kensington & First Presbyterian Church
6225 Godfrey Ave, Montreal
Birding in the Limestone Region Discover the Birds and More of Southeastern Ontario with Joël Coutu
The area of Southeastern Ontario, between Prince Edward County and The Thousand Islands, is often considered one of the best for birdwatching in eastern North America. It attracts a variety of species, including Short-eared Owl and the rare Prairie Warbler. In this lecture, you will discover the various bird species, their habitats, a little history, and maybe even a few of the amusing adventures that the lecturer has experienced over the years.
Joël Coutu spent many of his early years in Kingston and it was there that his passion for birds and wildlife began. Back in Montreal, he was President of a local birding club from 2001 to 2007. In the early 2000s, he hosted a television show about birds, which aired on a local cable station, and later co - hosted a radio show about birdwatching. He continues to be an active birder, as well as a lecturer and consultant on bird - related topics. He works on a number of birdwatching projects with schools and other institutions and collaborates with Montreal and provincial parks on bird - related projects. He regularly participates in Christmas Bird Counts. In fact, he does everything from organizing birdwatching trips to conducting surveys in Northern Quebec and Labrador. He finds great pleasure in sharing his knowledge and renewing his interest with like - minded groups of birdwatchers.