by Marie-France and Denis Rivard, Canadian Nature Photographers

This portal provides an overview of our work on nature and wildlife photography. The focus of our work is on wild animals and their environment, or simply on the beauty of nature in its various forms. We are avid bird and wildlife watchers and have travelled the world in search for new species. We like to share our travel experience and you will find here photos from various trips around the world, as well as the stories behind them. We used to do that with family and friends through videos and slide shows at gatherings but, in this era of communication, a presence on the web is a good addition. Enjoy this view on our portfolio websites and fine art products derived from our work.


2022 Calendar now available

Our 2022 calendar is now available. Order here (for English version).

Notre calendrier 2022 est maintenant disponible. Commander en ligne ici (pour version française).

November 2021

Migration printanière près de chez-nous

Un aperçu des oiseaux observés près de chez-nous pendant la migration du printemps. Un total de 83 espèces jusqu'à maintenant tout en explorant notre voisinage où nous sommes confinés depuis près de deux mois.

Mai 2020

Rideau Forest Birds and Wildlife

Rideau Forest is a residential area located in the south of Ottawa, Ontario. We have observed over 50 species of birds in Rideau Forest since 2006. You will find here an illustrated list of the bird species observed in Rideau Forest over the years. Photos are from our Nature and Wildlife Photographic Collection.

April 2020

Birdwatching in Panama - 2019

In November 2019, we had a stop-over in Panama en route to Colombia for a short birdwatching tour. We flew from Montreal to Panama City and then went by car to Canopy Lodge located at El Valle de Antón in Coclé Province. We found that this is a good to way to break a trip to South America, as Panama City is a central hub for flights connecting incoming flights from North America to many South American cities. With close to 1000 species of birds, Panama has much to offer to the birdwatchers.

November 2019

Spring Migration - Lake Erie 2019

The spring migration in 2019 in Lake Erie was a bit unusual for us as the warblers and other migratory birds came in slowly. We started our journey on the USA side in late April at Maumee Bay and Magee Marsh and then headed north to Point Pelee National Park, Ontario (Canada) until mid-May. The species we used to see in numbers in previous years were sparse and trickling in slowly. However, our days were rewarded by a number of species new to us..

May 2019

Birdwatching in Ecuador

In April 2019, we visited four ecolodges in Ecuador for birdwatching. There are many species endemic to the Andean-Choco region in Ecuador and our guide spent a lot of effort trying to find them.

April 2019

New children's book (in French)

Inspired by our grandson, our new book to introduce children to birdwatching is out. The book is available online both as an eBook and as printed versions (soft or hard cover). See our product page for details.


Soft cover

Hard cover

April 2019

More from us on the Web...

A number of our photos appear in BirdsEye applications. These applications are used by birdwatchers to find hotspots in the field or as a quick reference for identification. Select a portfolio below to see it on BirdsEye.

Denis' portfolio Marie-France's portfolio


Most of our bird observations are recorded on eBird. See our profile on eBird here (you have to sign in on eBird to access this profile; memberships are free).