Yup, you read that right. Ottawa’s Bluesfest, which is one of Canada’s largest music festivals, has been put on hold. The cause for the disruption in preparations is because of a tiny bird’s nest; a killdeer to be exact. These tiny birds make nests on the ground, and this particular bird made one right near one of the festival’s main stages. Killdeer are a protected species in Canada, and it is illegal to mess with their nests. If the nest is moved, even by a few feet, they run the risk of the mother bird abandoning her eggs.
Right now the area is taped off, and a security guard was hired to make sure no one tampers with the nest. Organizers have asked federals to please move the nest, and have given a list of possible re-nesting locations.