Robert Alvo is a conservation biologist who lives in Ottawa, Ontario. He has written a book, entitled Being a Bird in North America, which is a unique combination of science and humour. He has been studying the breeding biology of the common loon since 1980, especially examining the effects of lake acidification on loon breeding success.

His talk will be about loon biology and what we know about loons, as well as his field experience working with loons.

For whom

This Friends of Gatineau Park activity is for anyone aged 10 and older.


Friday, October 16, 2020, at 7 pm in English

Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 7 pm in French




Free. Any voluntary contribution in the form of a donation would be appreciated. The funds raised will help support Friends of Gatineau Park activities.


Places are limited and registration is required.

Register online:

Or by telephone:

  • 819-827-2020
  • 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free)


For more information about the activity or about the Friends of Gatineau Park in general, please call 819-827-3113, or visit