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Friends Of The Aviary

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I love birds and I loved this place!

I've read negative reviews of the Aviary in West Hamilton that suggest the birds aren't cared for... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Tina M
A wonderful free little gem in the city

We discovered this place almost by accident and how lucky we feel! This is a great place to take... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2014
Monica D
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Apr 6, 2017
“Great place close to McMaster”
Feb 9, 2017
“A Gem for the City of Hamilton”
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85 Oak Knoll Dr, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4C2, Canada
+1 905-546-4842
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

It is a hidden treasure in the urban land of Hamilton. It was so warm to see volunteers working tirelessly to to keep it going.

1  Thank Athinthra S
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My family and I stopped by on Sunday during their weekly open house. It's open every Sunday from 1-4 and free admission! It's located in a really nice spot and there are walking trails nearby too. The birds were beautiful and you can tell the...More

2  Thank 836junipurr
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I've read negative reviews of the Aviary in West Hamilton that suggest the birds aren't cared for properly. I am a bird lover and I can say with authority that these birds are happy and well cared for. The single bird who appears to have...More

8  Thank Tina M
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The discoveries in the City of Hamilton never cease to amaze me. I found The Friends of the Aviary one afternoon last year while hiking the Cootes Paradise trails. This was very much to my delight for I am a bird enthusiast. Over the past...More

14  Thank Scott2016
Reviewed 11 May 2015

The visit to the aviary was very upsetting. I have rescued many parrots and have done a lot of research into their care and well-being and thought that a place like this would have as well. Parrots are very intelligent and need many different types...More

1  Thank Dawn J
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

I found the staff both knowledgeable and attractive. I hate going somewhere that is staffed with ugly people

Thank yomammasofat
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We discovered this place almost by accident and how lucky we feel! This is a great place to take the family if you are looking for a free, fun, beautiful, and educational afternoon. It is free, so don't expect it to be polished and glossy...More

2  Thank Monica D
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Came across the Aviary by chance and did not go in since we had our dog with us. I later thought that I should have gone inside without my husband just to see if the inside was as run down as the outside. I actually...More

1  Thank Sheran W
Reviewed 3 October 2012

a community garden and refuge for special birds fill this tiny hidden gem. impressive with what they do with so little. go visit and enjoy the hard work of volunteers and the community!

5  Thank feringully
Reviewed 25 August 2012

The birds here are beautiful. The staff that I met were very knowledgeable and they love the birds (they are all volunteers). The only downside to the visit was that I was hoping to take a lot of great pictures but most of the birds...More

1  Thank Coeli S
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