Victoria Day – Monday, May 22nd – Spring Songbird Migration Walk & Picnic

An Invite from Niagara Nature Tours

Posted May 15th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – Join Niagara Nature Tours fifth annual Victoria Day bird watching tour on May 22, with Jean Hampson and her husband Bob Highcock. Hampson who helped conduct a birding study in this same area in 2015 said, “We had a great day with twelve species of warblers, including Northern Waterthrush, Palm and Canada Warblers. Also, Veery, Indigo bunting and Ruby-throated hummingbird.  I was able to take photos of a Black-throated Green warbler and a Chestnut-sided Warbler. And happily I’ve seen these same species here ever since.”

It will be easy walking along gravel paths and trails. They will be exploring two new locations this year, looking for colourful spring warblers and other songbird migrants, before the little birds fly north across the lake. Flying from their southern overwintering countries, they are heading to their northern nesting grounds until they make their way back, youngsters bolstering their numbers, in the autumn.

Highcock said, “There is a woodland and ponds to look for birds as we walk towards Lake Ontario. A good mixture of habitats to find a variety of birds.”  Swans, geese and colourfully dressed courting ducks can also be seen along the lake.  Loons and grebes can also be found here in the spring.  “This area is one of Niagara’s premier areas for migrant passerines.” Niagara Birds by John E. Black and Kayo J. Roy.

This will be a gentle walking tour from 7:30 am – 10:30 am.  Carla Carlson, the owner of Niagara Nature Tours said it is for beginners and experts alike. “If you’d like to pack a picnic lunch we’ll head over to another perfect birding spot to have a little picnic, but we’ll have to keep our binoculars handy because this is also a great birding spot!”

Call soon because they need to keep the group small. Niagara Nature Tours 905-562-3746 or email

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