Spring birding festivals

Spring birding festivals

The songbirds are returning and bringing spring with them!

Catch a bird-banding demonstration, take in a nature photography workshop, or sign on for a bird-themed hike with our park naturalists.

If you love songbirds, you won’t want to miss the Ontario Parks spring birding festivals:

Festival of Flight — May 1-21, 2017

Rondeau Provincial Park


Come celebrate the spring songbird migration with a Birder’s Breakfast and Lunch, guided bird walks and a 24-hour “Big Day” Competition (May 13-13).

For more information or to register for guided bird walks, please call the Rondeau Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 or check the full program schedule online.

Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend — May 20-21, 2017

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

View the elusive whimbrel and the many colourful warblers as they migrate to their northern nesting grounds. Enjoy bird-finding walks, bird-banding, and evening programs.

The Lighthouse Centre and Friends’ Gift Shop will be open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (don’t miss the Friends’ fundraising barbeque!).

Migration Weekend — May 20-22, 2017

Pinery Provincial Park

woman reading sign

In the midst of spring migration, experience birds through the eyes of expert local birders and Park Naturalists. Join guided bird hikes, or witness bird banding in action at the Visitor Centre!

Consult the Activity Schedule for program details.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival — May 26-29, June 1-4, 2017

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

birders on staircase

The Lake Huron coastline offers birders, naturalists and photographers unique opportunities to discover nature in the early spring.

Morning activities are filled with guided hikes, featuring not only birds, but wildflowers, butterflies and insects (in and outside the park). Afternoons include additional hikes, workshops on bird identification and nature photography, and more! Evening highlights include illustrated programs featuring excellent presenters and night hikes.

The full event listing is available online. If you have questions regarding the Festival or registration process please contact our official registrar or leave a message at the Visitor Centre (519-389-6232).

Other “feathery” events

Our parks are adding new events all the time, including:

Check our Events Calendars for more birding adventures near you.