ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION
Join us over two four-day weekends to celebrate spring! Bird migration continues north through the fringe of land that follows Lake Huron's great shoreline and channels birds up the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. From our base in MacGregor Point Provincial Park we bird near and far throughout these rich habitats. Late May captures the end of migration and the beginning of the nesting season to ensure the forests and fields are bursting with birds!
Over 90 outings and events featuring top Ontario and global leaders are offered. Birder to Birder Murder author Steve Burrows will be our banquet keynote speaker on May 27, 2023. Bill Crins, Mike Kent, Mike Runtz, Jean Iron, and Jeremy Bensette are just a few of our returning guides! Wow! Attendance limits on hikes. Online registration available in March 17, 2023.
In 2023 we will be celebrating our 25th year! We are pleased to have offered the Festival to birders and nature enthusiasts alike. The Schedule of Events will be available for viewing on February 15, 2023.
MacGregor Point Provincial Park is an ecologically diverse natural habitat along the Lake Huron shoreline. The Old Shore Road Trail, which parallels the seven-kilometre coast within the park, provides many vistas from which you can view the ever changing lake.
Within the park, there are many opportunities to check out various habitats - fens, bogs, silver maple swamps, ponds and cattail marshes. In the spring, these locations are well known for sighting both resident and migrating birds. It is this natural and diverse habitat that makes this location a perfect host of a birding festival.
Whether you take advantage of camping within the park or staying in near-by Port Elgin, you will appreciate the coastline, the trail systems, the wetlands and, of course, the birds.
For more information about MacGregor Point Provincial Park - https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/macgregorpoint