A special blend of rare Carolinian habitat and geographic location on the main migratory route make Chatham-Kent home to some of Canada’s best birding. In fact, the diverse habitat and warm climate attracts many rare birds.

Home to Canada’s largest Carolinian forest and four Weelateexung nature trailadditional habitats, Rondeau Provincial Park attracts up to 360 species in a concentrated area. Don’t miss the Festival of Flight, May 1-21, 2019.

Wheatley Provincial Park features a blend of Carolinian forest, a shallow creek system and inland marshes that draw more than 250 species of migrating and breeding birds.

The Village of Wheatley, hosts the annual Norm Chesterfield Bird Tour, May 15, 2019, to commemorate this local birding legend.

The St. Clair National Wildlife Area is a haven for birders. Part of the Eastern Lake St. Clair Important Bird Area (IBA), it lies within the extensive marsh habitat from Mitchell’s Bay to the mouth of the Thames River and welcomes over 20,000 geese, ducks and swans every year.

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