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Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

Mersea Road 2
Leamington, ON
N8H 3V7
(519) 776-5209

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Witnessing migration activity at the Spring Shore and Songbird Festival in May is one of the highlights of Hillman Marsh. The diverse habitats in this area attract and support marsh, shore and field birds such as herons, egrets, terns, songbirds and ducks as well as a nesting pair of Bald Eagles. Over one hundred species of birds use Hillman as a migration stopover which draws sandpipers, ducks, warblers and frequently spotted annual rarities such as the Yellow-headed Blackbird, Willet, Marbled Godwit, Eurasian Wigeon, Glossy Ibis and Eastern Kingbird.  A birding trail borders 87 acres of unique Shorebird Habitat where water levels are actively managed to create mudflats, providing outstanding viewing opportunities.

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