Trip Inspiration | Birding Hot Spots

Jim Byers visits Windsor Essex & Point Pelee.

ALONG THE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE – The luscious scent of lavender. A zippy Chardonnay. A tranquil boardwalk. And a ridiculously good hamburger served on a perfect patio.

Explore the Windsor waterfront and discover Pelee Island on this 3-day tour.

Itinerary highlights: fabulous food, a sculpture park, cycling through Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) wine country, exploring Pelee Island and birding.

Rondeau Rarities

Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Discover the birds of Rondeau Provincial Park.

Rondeau Provincial Park boasts 335 bird species including the endangered Prothonotary Warbler and rarities like Townsend’s Solitaire, Yellow-throated Warbler and Painted Bunting. It’s a perfect choice for a relaxing birding escape with some delightful diversions on the side.

Sunsets & Songbirds

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Discover the birds of Pinery Provincial Park.

Pinery Provincial Park's sunsets, which have been ranked among the world’s top ten by National Geographic Magazine, will be the icing on the cake after a day exploring this beautiful park. It’s rare habitats provide shelter and space for 319 different species of birds, 124 of which have nested in the park.

A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines.

This four-day journey, which begins and ends in St. Thomas, takes you along quiet rural roads and a waterfront trail, down Lake Erie’s northern shoreline and through communities with rich maritime heritage and vast agricultural lands.

Love Birds

Monday, May 22, 2017 4:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Reconnect on a romantic Pelee Island Escape.

Using Windsor as your starting point, explore Erie County’s wine region by bike on a Wine Trail Ride. Each Wine Trail Ride includes winery tastings, tours, a guide, support vehicle and a meal made with local foods produced in the region.

Attitude Shift

Monday, August 15, 2016 9:00 AM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

These breezy driving routes make for amazing fall road trips

Crisp air. Falling leaves. Hot apple cider in hand. Nothing says fall like a weekend road trip touring through small town Ontario. This year, slow down and celebrate harvest season in Ontario’s Southwest on one of these great routes.

Hawk Eyes

Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:00 AM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Fun ways to get out and play with some birds of prey this fall

Ontario’s Southwest is home to some of the best hawk watching in North America and the fall is one of the best times to sight these amazing birds as they begin their migration south.