Birding Walk

Saturday, September 24th

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Join renowned naturalist, photographer, author and teacher, Michael Runtz for a Half-day birding walk through The Park.

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Date and Time
Saturday, September 24th

The Park
122 MacKenzie Lane, Coe Hill, ON KOL1P0


  • Bring a bug net or spray
  • Good hiking footwear
  • Raincoat
  • Water bottle and snacks


About the instructor
Michael Runtz

Michael’s association with Algonquin Park spans nearly 50 years and includes working in the Park as an interpretive naturalist for 11 seasons. Michael hosted the international television series Wild by Nature, authored and illustrated 14 natural history books including Algonquin Wild and, his latest, Wildflowers of Algonquin Provincial Park and The Explorer’s Guide to Algonquin Park, 4th Edition.  Additionally, Michael provided the images for the award-winning children’s book At Home with the Beaver.  Michael has written more than 1,100 natural history articles for newspapers and magazines (Nature’s Way was nearing its 30th season when Covid-19 cut it short). Michael teaches Natural History and Ornithology courses at Carleton University where more than 56,000 students have taken his courses. His numerous awards include the Council of Canadian University Biology Chairs Distinguished Public Science Education Award, the Friends of Algonquin Directors Award, the Friends of Bonnechere Parks Directors Award, and several Carleton University Teaching Achievement Awards. A popular keynote speaker and media guest, Michael was the only Canadian featured in the TVO/NHK Japan’s Superteachers series. Visit Michael on Facebook and Instagram at Nature by Runtz.

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