About Us

Meet the Festival Committee:

Norah Toth - Chair, Program, Publicity, Facebook, Local Sponsors (with help from the committee and others), Accommodations

Marilyn Ohler – Festival Treasurer

Becky Grieveson – Secretary, Registration

Liz Addison - Program, Corporate Sponsors

BJ Martin – Registration, Festival Website, ECs and Volunteers (on site)

Margaret Anderton – Program, Local Sponsors

Fred Jazvac – Program

Lynne Richardson – Program, Bird Checklists and Standards, Writer/Editor, Event Coordinators / Convenors Coordinator

Nancy White – Program, Food, Banquet, Food, some facilities

Kathryn Wallace - Friends Liaison

Shirley Harrison – Silent Auction

Doug Pedwell – Friends Liason, Publicity (Speaking Engagements)

Kathryn Wallace - Friends Liason, Silent Auction assist


Support - with huge thanks from the committee
Bill Hatten – Event support - radios and vests
Bob Taylor - Publicity (Blog)
Gordon Toth - Signs and setup
Marshall Byle - Tent
Doug Martin – Graphic Design
Layna Lubimiv - MPPP - VC

Festival Mission Statement:
To introduce birding and nature appreciation opportunities by educating people about the unique ecological environment found at MacGregor Point Provincial Park, the Lake Huron shoreline, and the counties of Bruce and Grey.

Festival Goal:
To celebrate the natural heritage of the area and promote return visits through a self-sufficient birding and nature festival.

Festival Objectives:
To increase the awareness and appreciation of MacGregor Point Provincial Park as a birding destination.
To illustrate that the Georgian Bay, Lake Huron Shoreline of Bruce County is an ecotourism destination.
To maintain a core group of local partners as evidenced by their continuing support.
To maintain and further improve the current quality of the festival.