Early risers such as Sutton market merchants might have seen a group of six cold and wet birders roaming the streets of Sutton this morning.  We were a smiling group, peering into trees with interest, inching close to people’s yards and trudging through schoolyards.  We......

It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning for birding and I had the goal of reaching lac spruce. In the past 5 years I’ve never reached lac spruce in these hikes as 3 hours is just not long enough to get there and back with......

It was a beautiful sunny morning at the Huttopia campground. The birds were singing and the group was very friendly, and enthusiastic.  What more could we ask for! The highlight for me was hearing the Mourning warbler. I wish we could have seen it but......

The morning started out cool.  We circled the parking lot where several campers had set up for the night.  Here we heard the glorious song of the winter wren, who has a long and complicated story to tell. We got a good view of the......

A big thank you to Kelly, the kids and educators who participated in the birding activity this morning! It was great to see some of the kids take a big interest in pointing out birds, learning bird songs, making lists, using binoculars, hanging out with......

See more photos and list of species below. We had a lively burst of activity in the first section of the PENS trail with a black and white warbler, black-throated green warbler blue warbler, chickadees and other birds that we could hear.  After this generous......

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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