Nature Moncton February Meeting

February 21st, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge (speaker will be on screen via Zoom)

Birder Brain: An overview of the Birder Brain project exploring birding and mental/physical health, with an emphasis on mindful birding.
Presenter: Kelly-Sue O’Connor

Originally from Hillsborough, NB, Kelly-Sue has been a birder for 16 years now. She has been very involved in citizen science during that time starting with several Christmas Bird Counts a year, volunteering for nature organizations, fundraising and sitting on boards like the Toronto Ornithological Club, Friends of Sam Smith Park, and Bird Friendly Cities, and leading bird walks for Ontario Field Ornithologists.

Kelly-Sue found birding as a way to practice self-care, grounding, meditation and mindfulness. Diagnosed with C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Syndrome), ADHD (attention deficit disorder), and other health issues experienced by many, she was inspired to share her love of birding and its healing benefits with others. This presentation will include an overview of the project, a short documentary (one of the Birder Brain episodes), some of Kelly-Sue’s favourite mindful birding experiences and tips on how to use birding to improve your own mental and physical health.

You can learn more about birder brain on the website: The social media links are available there. Kelly-Sue looks forward to sharing her personal experiences and the story of other birders with Nature Moncton members.

This presentation will be given via Zoom, but there will be a meeting as usual at the Rotary Pavilion.

Those who wish can tune into the presentation at the following link:

All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.

Event Information

Event Date 21 February, 2023 7:00 pm
Event End Date 21 February, 2023 9:00 pm
Location Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge
Categories Member & Associate Events
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