The Bruce Peninsula is a great place to watch birds.You can see Bald Eagles soar majestically along the cliffs, or see hummingbirds flitter their way from flower to flower. The Bruce Peninsula is located on a major northern migration route, so many species of birds can be found here. Also, birds such as the Bald Eagle have their wintering grounds here.
TOP BIRDING EXPERIENCES
Watch Hawks migrate over Tobermory in spring
View Red-knecked Grebes in Dyer's Bay in April
Visit Isaac Lake Wetland - see Virginia Rails
Visit The Annual Huron Fringefest Birding Festival in May
Spring Birding Tour
at Summer House Park
100 acres secluded Bed and breakfast - Enjoy the birds
BIRD WATCHING ON THE BRUCE PENINSULA
Most birds do not like to fly over water, thus they will follow the land up the Niagara Escarpment to Tobermory, then follow the islands through Manitoulin Island.. and beyond. Most birds also travel at night, so it is a perfect opportunity during the day to spot them resting.
The highest concentration of nesting birds can be found in the Bruce Peninsula in May and June each year. These include the Blackthroated, Parula,Yellow-rumped, and the Green warblers. They find their summer homes in the wooded areas along Lake Huron.
BRUCE PENINSULA BIRD OBSERVATORY
The Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory is a not-for-profit organization created to promote and foster the study, appreciation and conservation of birds and their habitats on the Bruce Peninsula. The Bird Observatory has a lodge that is available to adult educational groups (universities or colleges) and nature, photography or art groups. Group activities must have an educational or research focus, to meet the regulations of the Provincial Nature Reserve. Visit the Grebe Lodge Here.
HURON FRINGEFEST BIRDING FESTIVAL
The Annual Huron Fringefest Birding Festival in May celebrates the spring migration. Bruce County and the Lake Huron shoreline provide many natural areas where birding can occur. Join novice and experienced birders and naturalists during half-day or full-day outings. Pre-registration is required.
Contact: Friends of MacGregor Point, MacGregor Point Provincial Park R.R. 1, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C5 519-389-6231