Read the cover article about Nature Nerding in the May 11 edition of the Brome County News. Way to go Jessica and Rebecca! Click the images below to enlarge:    ...

Photo: Warbling Vireo – Photo from e-bird: © Don Danko Wow!  All I can say is “wow”.  30 species in one morning? Including a warbling vireo – a species I have never seen before!  So a great morning for birding in what is probably the......

This morning I went birding with the students of grade 3 and 4 of Sutton Elementary school as well as with Kelly, Maude and Claire.  It was a great day for birding. Earlier this spring (April 8) we wend birding in the village. We checked......

See my article in the spring version of Le Tour: L’observation des oiseaux enchante de nombreuses personnes. Il peut sembler banal d’observer les oiseaux, mais une fois que l’on commence à les identifier sur le terrain, l’intérêt se transforme souvent en passion. Comment repérer et......

A great way to get into birding is to meet other people interested in birds. This spring each Saturday morning you can join a birding group from 7am to 10am at locations around Sutton. All are welcome! Fee is based on voluntary donations. A PENS......

This summer I helped organize and animate a kids ‘Birds Camp’ for the Sutton School of Art. I led the kids on bird walks to identify the different bird songs and birds that we observed around the school buildings which are in a magnificent location......

About Your Guides

Saturday Morning Birding

Join us from 7am to 10 am for a guided bird walk for 9 Saturdays starting May 8th 2021. These hikes are by voluntary donation.  Read birding reports from past hikes. 

See the schedule for meeting points at 7am on Saturday mornings.


Since the COVID-19 restrictions, Sutton Birds has partnered with Nature Nerding to offer  guided hikes for families, children, adults and seniors.
$50 – 1 hour
$90 – 2 hours
$120 – 3 hours

We also provide special activities on request (games for children for example). Please ask for details. Extra fees may apply.

Call 514-266-9229 or click here to book an excursion.

Who can come? Open to all ages, French and English. Feel free to invite others to join your group to help share the cost. We will respect the government measures as they evolve.

What to Bring? Binoculars if you have.

Where will we go? We are incredibly lucky to live in such a rich area, teaming with life and diversity. We are familiar with the area and can suggest appropriate locations. It can be on nature trails, in a park, neighbourhood or your own backyard! We are also open to doing hikes anywhere in the Eastern Townships.

Birding hikes

Birding is done both visually and by ear. Your guide will recognize almost all birds by their songs even if they are not seen. Guides are bilingual. Birders will typically see or hear 12 to 30 species. No guarantees though. The weather and seasons affect bird activity and our ability to observe them.

Nature observation

Have you ever been on a walk in the woods and said to yourself, “That flower is beautiful, I wonder what it’s called…” or “That looks like an animal track, who could have left it there”? Nature Nerding Excursions will help you learn how to go about answering those questions. Meant as an initiation to the more common species of plants and animals, these excursions help you hone your observation skills so every walk in the woods is an exciting exploration filled with discovery and wonder.


If you are currently homeschooling and interested in linking a hike or excursion to the curriculum you are teaching, get in touch! A birding hike or nature excursion is a great educational activity. There are also possibilities for integrating various subjects into an excursion. For more details, contact Jess by email at:

Call 514-266-9229 or click here to book an excursion.

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