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Extreme Southwestern Ontario, home to Point Pelee National Park, Holiday Beach, Hillman Marsh, Ojibway Park, Rondeau Provincial Park, Wheatley Provincial Park and the regions of Windsor-Essex and Chatham Kent, is one of North America’s premier birdwatching hotspots. Our unique geographical location and shape acts as a funnel for the hundreds of thousands of migratory birds on the move each spring and fall.
World-class birding is closer than you think! We’re only a 3 hour drive from Toronto and just 1 hour from Detroit, Michigan. Set your sights on a great birding region.
Thousands of visitors travel to the Windsor Essex Pelee Island region annually to see the wide variety of birds that flock to our area. Our region hosts two major bird festivals annually that draw visitors from all over Ontario, Quebec and the U.S.
Our Conservation Areas provide important resting areas as these birds make their long journeys, and also offer year-round habitat for non-migratory birds. These Conservation Areas are equipped with convenient parking areas, pleasant trails and good viewing areas and some have viewing towers and informative signage so that everyone has the chance to experience the pleasure of birdwatching.