Our Team

The team at Bird Friendly Ottawa is comprised of bird enthusiasts and nature lovers, just like you! Partnering with local experts and organizations who are already doing great work to protect Ottawa’s birds, we work together as a collective to achieve our mission of creating a Bird Friendly Ottawa.​

Bird Friendly Ottawa’s mission is to implement bird friendly actions in Ottawa to create safer urban environments for birds.

The Bird Friendly Ottawa team seeks to complete its mission by:

  1. Addressing and mitigating key threats to birds in our city,
  2. Protecting and restoring natural habitat and increasing climate resiliency in our city, and
  3. Conducting community outreach and education.

Bird Friendly Ottawa’s principles include:

  • A shared responsibility.
  • Safe, inclusive, and accessible environment for discussion and decision-making.
  • Proactive, innovative, and goal-orientated.
  • Building relationships to achieve mandate.
  • Engaging the public towards personal and collective action.
  • Bringing forward meaningful change that includes multiple levels of society (individual, civil society, institutional, business and the municipal government).
  • Acknowledging and working alongside Indigenous communities, the stewards of our natural environment.
  • Working towards a city that balances nature, wildlife and people.

Photo: Barred Owl, by Tyson Shank.

Land Acknowledgement

Bird Friendly Ottawa acknowledges that we are on the unceded Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation whose people and presence here reach back for millennia. We pay respect to the Algonquin people, the traditional guardians of this land, including its forests, water, airways, and wildlife.

We honour their long history of welcoming many Nations and peoples to this beautiful territory and we pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region – the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We acknowledge their traditional knowledge keepers, young and old, and honour their courageous leaders from the past, present, and future.

Bird Friendly Ottawa offers gratitude to our First Nations for their care of this land and all its inhabitants and strives to honour those teachings.

Partner Organizations

Bird Friendly Ottawa is in partnership with the following organizations who are working together to achieve our mission and help Ottawa’s birds.