Volunteer Resources

A Few Words Before You Go…

The Royal Botanical Gardens trails, including our transect routes, vary from easy going to rugged.  Dress appropriately, you’ll need sturdy footwear. Don’t forget sunscreen and insect repellent.

You need to pay for parking at RBG trailhead parking lots unless you are an RBG member and you display your parking pass.


If you’re new to birding check out the RBG’s Shop @ the Gardens for birding guides.  We like: Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America,  The Sibley Guide to Birds, and Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America.

Birding Clubs & Groups

Hamilton Naturalists’ Club is one of Ontario’s strongest voices for conservation and the study of natural history, it has a large and active birding membership. Follow this link for more about Hamilton Naturalists’ Club and its Bird Study Group which meets monthly from September to May

Hamilton area birders share their sightings through a Google Group called Hamilton Birds. Follow this link to see what’s being reported.

Reporting sheet.

You can use the Google Sheets ‘Master D&D form to upload the report directly on-line – or if you prefer, make a copy of the Google sheet and paste it into Microsoft Excel.  The Google sheet allows you to drag and drop species names from the list.