Hillman Marsh Shorebird Celebration
Wednesday, May 1 to Monday, May 20
Bird enthusiasts from around the world make Leamington one of their bucket list destinations each May. Join experts from the Ontario Field Ornithologists at the Shorebird Viewing Shelter from 3pm – 5pm daily (except Mondays) to help guests identify these stunning creatures.
The shorebird habitat at Hillman Marsh is unique in North America. The managed habitat creates the perfect combination of mudflats to provide nutrition and a resting area for migrating shorebirds. Wild rice is grown each summer and harvested in the fall, and the remaining stubble encourages organisms to proliferate and provides for the shore and water birds each spring. The birds are often very close to the shoreline which makes for exceptional viewing. A large bird blind is open for visitors to photograph and study the birds.
Venue: Hillman Marsh
1826 Mersea Rd 2
Leamington, ON N0P 2P0 Canada