The Hamilton Aviary is the operating name for Friends of the Aviary a charity that provides sanctuary to tropical birds through an...
The Hamilton Aviary is the operating name for Friends of the Aviary a charity that provides sanctuary to tropical birds through animal welfare efforts. hey provide educational tours, both at the aviary and out in the community at school and events.
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- They are open on weekends from Victoria Day until October, so you can wander the grounds, meet some feathered beauties and even enjoy a family picnic.
- Their location also serves as a gateway to Cootes Paradise trails for many hikers, naturalists and local bird watching groups.
- Expect to see a variety of exotic birds when you visit the aviary. As part of your visit, you will get access to knowledgeable volunteers to help answer your questions and show you all of the features of each bird.
- Sunday Open Houses are free, though donations are well-used and highly appreciated. There are about 40 birds in the aviary, which resembles a small greenhouse, and all of the birds are in cages. Tours offer the chance to interact with a bird or two outside of their cages depending on the bird’s mood that day.