Birding Guide to Windsor Essex

Hotspots & Migratory Stopovers

Birds of a feather watch together. Join us for the birding season here in Windsor Essex. Discover the numerous species of flighted friends and ways to celebrate them!

Premier Bird Watching

Did you know that Essex County is one of North America’s premier bird-watching locations? The diverse habitats found here and the unique geography of the region attract hundreds of thousands of migratory birds on the move each spring — and equally as remarkable — each fall.  Use our Birding Guide and W.E. Bird Trail Digital Pass found below to learn more about the types of birds that you can easily spot in Windsor Essex and on Pelee Island, plus learn which bird species to look out for in each season.

Home to Point Pelee National ParkHoliday Beach and Hillman Marsh Conservation Areas, and Ojibway Park, our parks and conservation areas provide important resting areas as these birds make their long journeys, and they offer year-round habitat for non-migratory birds. Conservation areas are equipped with convenient parking areas and pleasant trails and good viewing areas, and some have viewing towers to experience the pleasure of birding. Please respect rules and safety guidelines put in place at some of our primary birding spots.

W.E. Bird: The Windsor Essex Birding Trail Digital Pass

Register today for your FREE W.E. Bird Trail Digital Pass – your guide to explore top spots in the region to spot our feathered friends, businesses and attractions that are Bird-Friendly Certified to welcome you with open arms, birds spotted in Windsor Essex, the opportunity to send us your birding pictures and more. The pass is FREE and easy to use from your mobile device.



Windsor Essex Birding Hubs

Excellent birding locations are aplenty across Windsor Essex and on Pelee Island – you can learn more about them below.  Now more than ever, it is important that we take into consideration the rules and guidelines that have been put in place at our primary birding spots to ensure your safety and the safety of others.  While exploring nature, please be respectful of the fragile ecosystems that surround us.


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Featured Villages:
- Poland
-Middle East

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