Tundra Swan Migration Aylmer Wildlife Management Area
Thousands of these magnificent birds use the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area to refuel on their migration to the high Arctic Region between Alaska and Baffin Island.
Each year it's expected that 10-60 thousand birds will stopover here. Birdwatchers from all over the province come to Aylmer to see this beautiful bird, and wonder of nature that is right here in our backyard!
Make sure you grab some family and friends, and make a trip to the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area. There are trails, wildlife viewing stands, interpretative signs, brochures, and plenty of parking.
10594 Hacienda Road (Beside the Ontario Police College)
Hawk Cliff Rapter Migration Site
The Hawk Cliff site is recognized as one of the prime fall migration hawk watching destinations in North America. Hundreds of birders from Canada and the United States visit the site every year. Knowlegeable volunteers are on hand to assist visitors with raptor identification and to educate the public about raptor migration. On the two main Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch weekends there are live bird demonstrations put on by members of the Hawk Cliff Banders association.
Visitors to the site can expect to encounter 15 different species with typical count totals reaching several thousand birds per day! Hawk Cliff is also the site of a Monarch butterfly migration. Click here for more information.
Canada's South Coast Birding Trail
Use this map to plan your getaway whether it's a weekend or longer or even less if you simply don't have the time. Its designed so you can map out your own route and be the author of your own unique birding stories.Click here for a link to the map. For a printed copy please call 519-631-1460 x168 or visit the Elgin County Tourism office, 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas or download it click here.