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Point Pelee National Park

Festival of Birds 2015

Welcome Birders! Witnessing migration at Point Pelee National Park is something you won’t soon forget. Escape to lush forests and awakening wildflowers, savannahs and marsh, the perfect backdrop for the colourful songs of birds. On the trails, have the thrill of the hunt for elusive warblers and meet new friends. From herons to sparrows and sandpipers to warblers, you never know what you’ll find at Point Pelee.

Special Hikes

Lake Watching at Point Pelee
Date: May 2 & 3, 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $15/person

Did you know that Point Pelee is also one of the best places to watch the migration of lake birds? Join one of the authors of Peterson’s “Seawatching” for a trip to the Tip to look for migrating ducks, grebes, loons and gulls. While enjoying the view of Lake Erie, you may have the chance to witness the phenomena of “reverse migration”. Hikes generously supported by Tropical Birding Tours.

Bird Photography Walks
Cost: $25/person
Dates: May 9 & 10, 7:30 a.m.

Spring Migration at Point Pelee offers some great wildlife photo opportunities. Although migrating birds often allow close approach, bird photography comes with many challenges. Follow Nikon® Canada Ambassador and Quest Nature Tours leader Tony Beck as he takes a leisurely stroll through the park. He'll look and listen for interesting birds to observe while being on the lookout for potential photos. Tony will reveal how he approaches these situations. He'll also provide several tips on how to improve your bird photography. Hikes generously supported by Quest Nature Tours.

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