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Festival of Birds

Wednesday, May 1 to Monday, May 20

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Look, linger and listen to Point Pelee National Park’s Carolinian Forest sing to the melody of the migrating songbirds.

Located at the crossroads of major migration routes, Point Pelee National Park welcomes thousands of birds and birdwatchers alike each spring. Dedicated to the protection and presentation of this unique part of Canada, Point Pelee National Park is home to a diversity of species seen few other places in the country.

Every year over 40k visitors flock to Point Pelee National Park for the Festival of Birds to check out the 300+ species of birds that are migrating through the park, giving you spectacular and close up views of birds you won’t see anywhere else in the country!

The Festival of Birds at Point Pelee National Park is a ‘must do’ for bird lovers, nature lovers, families, and everyone in-between!

Check out our Spring 2019 Birding Guide by clicking here – it’s full of birding hot spots, special events & more to get the most our of birding season in Windsor Essex!

Each year over 300 bird species fly through the park and surrounding marshlands – and it’s the perfect location to spot them! Check out some of the most common species of birds found in our region by clicking here.

Looking for more ways to participate in the Festival of Birds? Check out some of the events happening in the region for ornithologists, including:

  • Birding hikes daily inside Point Pelee National Park May 1st through the 20th. Book your hike now – space is limited. Hosted by Friends of Point Pelee, hosts will guide you along the way through the park each day. Click here for more details.
  • The Shorebird Celebration at Hillman March May 1st through the 20th daily 3pm through 5pm. Click here for full details.
  • The 18th Annual Springsong on Pelee Island May 10th through the 12th. Click here for full details.

Venue: Point Pelee National Park

1118 Point Pelee Dr
Leamington, ON N8H 3V4 Canada

Phone: 519-322-2365