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OFO Sault Ste. Marie Birding Festival
Day 1 - Friday, May 28th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Daily recap of bird sightings and best photo award
Birding in Sault Ste. Marie – Carter Dorscht
Find out about all things birding within the Sault Ste. Marie area, including hotspots, historical records, and how to get involved in the local birding community.
Practical Techniques for Mindful Birding - Andrés Jiménez
Research supports that birds and birding have ample health benefits; birding can be good for your physical and mental health, but only if you let it. Andrés will present the reasons, opportunities and techniques for you to be present and aware during your time in nature. He will also use all his amazing bird photos to delight your journey.
** Please note that the schedule is subject to change.**
What to do during the day
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, no formal birding outings will be taking place. Instead, birders are encouraged to go birding on their own (while following all relevant restrictions and guidelines) during the day. Make sure you check out the About Birding in SSM page at: ofo.ca/content/ssm-festival/ssm-birding page.
Post your pictures on Facebook and Instagram
Each evening, we will have a period where we can discuss what was seen earlier that day. There will be prizes for the best bird found and best bird photo taken during the festival within the Sault Ste. Marie Birding Area.
Use the hashtag #SSMBirdingFestival when submitting your photos to social media.