Five Houses Woodland Nature Reserve (Photo by Hannah Kienzle/ NCC Staff)

Five Houses Woodland Nature Reserve (Photo by Hannah Kienzle/ NCC Staff)

Five Houses Woodland Bird Survey

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June 10, 2023

St Peters Bay, PE

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Location: Five Houses Woodland Nature Reserve, MacMillan Rd.

Looking for an opportunity to help protect bird habitat? Join us for a morning of bird surveying at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Five Houses Woodland Nature Reserve.

The Five Houses Woodland Nature Reserve, on PEI, is a newly protected nature reserve for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and features over 60 hectares (150 acres) of rich forest and bog habitat. We are looking for volunteers to help us explore this new area and build on our knowledge of bird species that use the habitats found here!

Join us for a morning walk along the trail as we absorb the sights and sounds of this protected forest. You will learn about the importance of connected and complex habitat in supporting nesting forest birds on PEI and how to identify species, including the at-risk Canada warbler and olive-sided flycatcher. The observations collected from this event will help identify potential habitat use and nesting sites by these species at risk and will support future conservation efforts for forest birds on this nature reserve. Birding skills are valuable but not a prerequisite for participation, and beginner naturalists will receive a guide to assist with identification.

Pre-registration for this event is required. More information can be found here.

Please note

  • This event will be weather dependent.
  • All tools will be provided by NCC.
  • Water and snacks will be provided.
  • Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to the event day. 
  • Trail difficulty: easy to moderate. Participants will walk along a trail through the forest; trail conditions may be muddy and wet.
  • No toilets will be available on-site, so please be sure to stop on your way to the event.

Equipment checklist

  • sturdy waterproof hiking shoes or rubber boots
  • binoculars
  • long pants
  • light layers
  • rain jacket
  • snacks, water
  • hat
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • any necessary medications


Please call or email Hannah Kienzle, PEI stewardship coordinator, Nature Conservancy of Canada, at 902-918-2732 or hannah.kienzle@natureconservancy.ca.

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