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Welcome to the Kingston Field Naturalists

The Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) is a nature club and charitable organization, active since 1949. Its objectives are the preservation of wildlife and natural habitats, and the stimulation of people’s interest in nature.

The Club membership has a diversity of interests in nature, so a variety of activities take place year-round. Bird watching trips, nature rambles, wildflower walks and other field trips are led by knowledgeable individuals from both within and outside the Club. Each May the public is invited to join a series of bird walks.

Monthly meetings are normally open to both members and the public. They feature guest speakers including naturalists, scientists, conservationists and photographers who speak on a wide range of subjects. Meetings are currently in-person with an option to join via video conference.

Members regularly participate in hands-on conservation projects such as habitat stewardship and wildlife surveys.

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Buy or renew a membership in the Kingston Field Naturalists and/or contribute money to our goals of habitat preservation and education.

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Participate in a meeting, a ramble, a field trip, a bird survey or another event. View the KFN calendar to see what is coming up.

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Get Involved

Running the club takes a lot of work which is made easier with more help. Volunteer to fill an executive position or help in other ways.

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Latest Posts

Christmas Bird Counts 2023

The dates have now been published for this year’s bird counts. From Field Trips Coordinator Gary Hillaby: “I want to encourage all KFN members to … Read more

Fall Birding Roundup

 November 3rd 2023  12:00 pm — November 5th 2023  11:59 AM Fall is in the air and that can only mean one thing: it’s time … Read more
Grey Catbird

Proposed City of Kingston bylaw on feeding of birds and other wildlife

The City of Kingston is considering a proposed bylaw which, among other things, will make it an offence to feed wildlife in the city. Wildlife … Read more

Bioblitz at Shibagau Creek Forest Farmstead

August 5th and 6th 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From the Nature Conservancy of Canada: We are thrilled for those of you who have registered … Read more

Birds Canada Calendar – Photos Required

Birds Canada sent the following message: Dear Kingston Field Naturalists, We can’t contain our excitement when we see your incredible bird photos and hear your … Read more

Paddling Landon Bay – New Date

The Wednesdays on the Water field trip to Landon Bay has been rescheduled to Wednesday 21 June due to inclement weather.