How you can Help


Tree Swallows on a Bluebird Nest Box at the McEwen Nature Reserve. Photo: Bill Crowley

Roger Frost and Chestnut-sided Warbler. Photo: Colin King


Late May is when Roger Frost (learn more about Roger Frost here) sets out to identify as many bird species as possible at selected locations throughout Northumberland County in 24 hours. His record is 156.

You can participate by making a donation to the Wallace Birdathon. This can be per species identified or as a flat amount. Tax receipts are issued for all donations.

There are many ways to participate:

  • Print the Wallace Birdathon Pledge Sheet and collect pledges for the Northumberland Land Trust. Let us know you are doing this at or phone (905) 342 3851
  • Write a cheque to "Northumberland Land Trust (Birdathon)"and send it to this address.
  • Email John Geale at or phone (905) 342 3851 to make a pledge
  • Donate online through or click on the button at the left. Once at the Northumberland Land Trust page select the dropdown menu for "Please Choose a Fund". Next click on Wallace Birdathon 2015. In the next section of the page "Donation Amount" you can choose "Immediate" to make a flat amount donation or choose "Monthly to make a donation of a flat amount per month. Then complete the rest of the online form. Canada Helps will issue a tax receipt to you. You cannot make a pledge per species through Canada Helps.

If you have any questions you can contact John Geale at (905) 342 3851 or email If you want to learn more about Roger Frost, Charlie and Norma Wallace or the history of the Wallace Birdathon - click here.

Cash donations: The Land Trust cannot live on land alone. Cash donations will be welcome and will be essential to ensure that the Land Trust can complete the transactions and manage the lands that are donated. You will receive a charitable receipt for your donation which can be used to claim a tax deduction.

Membership: For your annual membership fee:

  • You know you are supporting the Trust in its work;
  • You will receive a receipt to claim a tax deduction;
  • You will be kept updated on the Trust's work;
  • You will be entitled to vote at the Trust's Annual Meeting.

Memberships are $25 (single), $40 (family) and $50 (supporting).

Tax receipts are issued in the name of the Northumberland Land Trust which was registered as a Charitable Organization on September 11, 2003 with the registration number 89257 5930 RR0001.

If you wish to have a vote at this year's AGM, you must join or renew your membership by May 31, 2015. After that date, we would still be pleased to have you join us in our preservation work. Please complete our membership form and mail to us with your cheque. Download the form here.

You can also donate using the same form or On-Line using the services of Canada Helps (at left).

If you have questions or would like more information, you may contact us at 905-342-3851.

The work of the Northumberland Land Trust is generously supported by:

Nature Conservancy CanadaOak Ridges Moraine Foundation OLTA Ontario Trillium Foundation Lower Trent Conservation Sophia HiltonOntario Government Hiva Environmental Fund