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Photo: Bailey Hendry, Species: Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Who we are. What we do. Why we do it.

Our club is dedicated to promoting the profound benefits of connecting with nature for mental health and wellness. We believe that spending time in the great outdoors has a transformative impact on our well-being, and we strive to create opportunities for UM Indigenous students, staff, and faculty to get on the land and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.

One of our primary objectives is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous knowledge of birds. Birds hold significant cultural and spiritual importance in Indigenous traditions, and through our club activities, we aim to honor and share this rich heritage. We seek to create a space where Indigenous knowledge of birds can be celebrated, preserved, and passed down to future generations.

Our club is open to UM students, staff, and faculty who share a passion for birds and connecting with nature. Whether you're a seasoned birder or new to the world of birding, we welcome birders of all levels. We strive to create a welcoming and safe space where individuals can come together, share experiences, and build a sense of community. Our club serves as a platform for fostering connections, building friendships, and cultivating a deeper connection with the natural world.

With wonderful greenspaces on and near campus, we have ample opportunities to observe and appreciate birds in their natural habitats. Join us as we embark on group bird watching walks, explore nearby greenspaces, and participate in educational workshops. Together, let's build a vibrant community of UM students, staff, and faculty who are enthusiastic about birds, connecting with nature, and honouring Indigenous knowledge.

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