Ontario's Birding Hotspot: Point Pelee National Park

In a birding hotspot where thousands of songbirds find refuge, watch and listen for rare species and study plumage and bird behaviors.
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Program No. 20204RJ
8 days
Starts at
8 days
7 nights
20 meals
7B 6L 7D
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At a Glance

Point Pelee is a birding hotspot where thousands of migratory songbirds find refuge in the park’s habitats. Watch and listen for Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting and Wood Warblers in brilliant breeding plumage, and observe Bald Eagle, Red-headed Woodpecker and rare species like Kirtland’s Warbler and Mississippi Kite. Study plumage, voices and behaviors that distinguish one species from the next.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to 2.5 miles over varied/muddy terrain. Distance is variable based on sightings and local circumstances. Field trips begin before dawn (on-site at our birding destination by 6:00 a.m.). Birding trips include lots of standing, walking over uneven natural terrain and heavily wooded areas. Approx. 6-7 hours in the field daily.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit important birding areas including Longpoint and Rondeau Provincial Parks and Point Pelee National Park.
  • Observe Wood Warblers like Chestnut-sided, Magnolia Cape May and possibly rarer species.
  • With a professional wildlife photographer, learn field techniques for taking quality bird and nature photos.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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Tony Beck
Tony Beck is a freelance birder and naturalist based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His award-winning photography appears in many books, websites, magazines and calendars. He teaches bird watching and nature photography courses both independently and through a variety of institutions. As a freelance educational excursion leader, Tony has led adventures throughout North America, the Pacific, Africa and Antarctica.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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