Birds of prey by the thousands

Birds of prey migrate by the thousands past Ontario Parks along the north shore of Lake Erie every fall.

Mornings are best to view this fall phenomenon – just after dawn until mid-morning and especially after a cold front has rolled through. That’s when park visitors gather on park beaches or in beach parking lots to watch the fall migration.  Some days, the birds pass by at tree-top level. Other days, they are high in the sky. On a good day and with a pair of binoculars, you’ll see birds everywhere.
Red-tailed hawk spotted in Port Burwell (Photo Credit: Cliff Dickinson)

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Witness the phenomenon of fall migration in Ontario Parks

Today’s post comes from David Bree, Senior Natural Heritage Education Leader at Presqu’ile Provincial Park.

Migration is a miracle of nature that has fascinated humans since…well, since forever!

Where do these creatures come from? Where do they go?  How do they know when to leave?

Many of those questions have been answered over the years but there are still many mysteries to uncover.   Continue reading Witness the phenomenon of fall migration in Ontario Parks

Fall picnics are for lovers

With the kids back in school, September is the perfect time to pack a picnic-for-two and spend a day at Ontario Parks. Here are ten parks with romantic picnic areas that are easy drives from Ontario urban centres. Need picnic recipe ideas?  Check this Park Blog post, Park picnic recipes and tipsContinue reading Fall picnics are for lovers