WEB ONLY: Bird hike celebrates the launch of

To celebrate the launch of "Trails Take Flight", Guelph Tourism Services and Guelph Field Naturalists are hosting two one-hour guided bird hikes on Saturday, June 27.

The hikes are free of charge and begin at Riverside Bandshell at 9 and 11 a.m. The tour continues on the Speed River Royal Recreation Trail.

"Trails Take Flight" is a map and interactive website, highlighting 20 bird-watching trails throughout the Grand River Watershed. The printed map is available at Guelph Tourism Services, located in City Hall; as well as various tourism centres located throughout the Grand River Watershed. The interactive on-line version can be found at www.grandrivercountry.ca

"Trails Take Flight" is a Grand River Country Tourism Alliance initiative, funded by an Ontario Ministry of Health "Trails for Life" grant, with research support from Guelph Field Naturalists.

For more information about "Trails take Flight", to receive a trail map, or to register for the hike, contact Guelph Tourism Services at 1-800-334-4519 or email visit@guelph.ca. For more information about Guelph Field Naturalists visit www.guelphfieldnaturalists.org.