Nature is awakening. The birds are singing. It is spring. I get a little buzz of pleasure each time I recognize a bird song that I have not heard in months. To hear the individual birds singing within the wonderful sounds of spring requires familiarity......

Over the winter holidays I took a family vacation to our favourite spot, Samara Beach. It was our 4th time in Samara. It was an amazing trip with lots of time at the beach, birding and plenty of time to read and relax. I have......

Sign up for eight outings to identify birds in Sutton this spring. The outings are about 3 hours and are rain or shine. Bird identification walks with bilingual guide Jason Campbell Saturday May 4: 7am-10am: Sutton Curling Club parking – 26 Rue Pleasant Sunday May......

We had a pleasant hike this morning in the PENS trails on a very foggy morning. The fog made it more difficult to locate birds by sound, giving the impression that the sound was coming from all around! I want to thank everyone who participated......

It was a fine day at Huttopia.  A comfortable temperature with little wind and lots of birdsong.  As we approach summer it is harder to spot the birds that we hear.  I was pleased that we got a good view of the Blackburnian warbler which......

It was a rather cold morning. However we were four enthusiastic birders and we observed a total of 29 species in and around the Goyette-Hill park.  Canada Goose Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Mourning Dove American Bittern Pileated Woodpecker Alder Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Great Crested Flycatcher......

About Your Guides

Weekend Birding in Sutton

Join us from 7am to 10 am for a guided bird walk for 7 weekend mornings and 1 evening starting May 4th. These outings are by voluntary donation.  See the schedule for meeting points.

Read birding reports from past hikes. 


Sutton Birds has partnered with Leaves & Lichen Learning to offer guided hikes for families, children, adults and seniors.

Prices start at $100 per outing depending on the length, location and number of participants. We also provide special activities on request such as games for children and outings for schools. 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.

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”? Leaves & Lichen Forest School 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. Contact us for more details.

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

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