Birding in Ontario's Southwest is known around the world thanks to important birding
migration sites such as Point Pelee National Park and Long Point Provincial Park.
The region's rich Carolinian ecosystem also provides an important breeding ground
for species that are rarely found elsewhere in Canada.
Now anyone can enjoy birding in Ontario's Southwest with the launch of Canada's
South Coast Birding Trail map. This map highlights 17 key birding hubs which are
prime birding locations to get started, and many more primary sites which are an
integral part of the experience and should be included around the hubs as birders
map out their route. "The Canada's South Coast Birding Trail entices the outdoor
adventurist to get out and explore our region's birding hubs, primary sites and
seasonal festivals which act as funnels for migrating birds and thousands of visitors
annually," says Gordon Orr, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee
Island. "Similar to the Cruise the Coast motorcycle map, this piece accentuates
the cohesiveness of Ontario's Southwest and accompanying tourist assets."
This trail was made with recreational and beginner birders in mind, featuring key
site information, birding festivals, seasonal migration information, complimentary
activities and other trip planning material. "This trail connects people to the
best birding activities that are happening around the region, whether it be the
Festival of Birds at Point Pelee National Park, or sites along the Long Point Birding
Trail; the trail was designed to be your 'go-to guide' for one of Canada's richest
birding locations," added Jim Hudson, Executive Director of Southwest Ontario Tourism
To get your copy, visit your local tourism information centre, or contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the
office at 519-290-8687. Shipments of higher quantities also available for distribution
by tourism operators, nature clubs, etc.