At all times
The Botanical Garden is a prime location for birdwatching because the diversity and quality of trees and shrubs provide the food and protection birds need as well as a suitable habitat for building their nests. Northern species such as chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, cardinals and goldfinches like to visit our feeding stations to stock up on corn, sunflower seeds, millet, niger seed, and suet, while the crabapple trees provide food and shelter for waxwings and grosbeaks.
* You can borrow a pair of binoculars, along with a birdwatching guide complete with photographs, illustrations and detailed descriptions, in exchange for an ID card, at the Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 15 to August 1.
Download a helpful birdwatching checklist