Birds of prey migrate by the thousands past Ontario Parks along the north shore of Lake Erie every fall.
One of the best Ontario Parks to view birds of prey in fall is Port Burwell Provincial Park, an hour south of London. Broad-winged hawks pass through in mid-September but the month of October produces the highest number of species on any given day. Sightings of ten or more species of hawks a day are not unusual. The number of peregrine falcons peaks in early October, turkey vultures in mid-month and red-shouldered hawks in late October. The massive red-tailed hawk migration occurs later, in early November, when thousands fly over daily. Bald eagles can be seen any time during the fall migration period from August to December. They have produced an excellent summary of tips to help with viewing fall migration.
Presqu’ile Provincial Park naturalist, David Bree has more fall bird watching tips in his Park Blog post. And the Ontario Field Ornithologists offer an email alert system for bird sightings. In fall it can be especially interesting and awe-inspiring with reports of the vast numbers of migrants passing through Ontario. Sign up or just go online to read the many postings.