Birding in Niagara

Eastern Kingbird

There are more than 300 species of birds to be seen in Ontario and many of these are to be seen in the Niagara Region. There are so many places to go for a great birding experience!

Whether you join one of our club outings or head out on your own, there are a few things you may want to take with you:

American Coot

Peninsula Field Naturalists Club

schedule many birding trips in every season, from looking for ducks on the Niagara River and Lake Ontario in the water, to strolls through lush, peaceful wooded areas in the summer. We welcome visitors, all adults and supervised childern, to join us. Check the calendar for our next outing.

Canada Goose

It is important ...

To be careful not to disturb the birds or cause them distress, particularly in the spring when they are breading and raising young

Never approach a bird's nest with eggs or chicks in it, as it could cause the parents to abandon their nesting site.

Complete Birder's Code of Conduct
(Thanks to the Ottawa Field Naturalists for permission to use this link.)

"Northern Flicker

American Bittern

Birding Hotspots

There are many birding "hot spots" in Niagara. Here is a list of just a few. Why not check out one today?

Golden Eagle

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If you want to go a little further afield

Double-crested Cormorant

And many other world-class birding destinations are within a couple of hours' drive from St. Catharines.

Green Heron

American Robin