Welcome Birders

We are marking a very special milestone this year - our 100th anniversary. Birders played an integral part in the establishment of Point Pelee National Park in 1918. As we celebrate the return of the songbirds this May, we are also reflecting on more than a century of birding in the park and surrounding area.

As we've reviewed on the works of ornithologists like Percy Taverner we see common themes that persist today - the species and migration patterns that excited those first ornithologists are the same as what brings so many people to experience Point Pelee today.

In the spirit of the centennial our bird of the year represents Point Pelee - the Northern Cardinal.  Described as the "war birds" by locals, Point Pelee was the first place this species was recorded in Canada and continues to be a favourite bird in the park today.

Festival of Birds 2018

100 Species Challenge

Birder Breakfast and Lunch

Birder Breakfast and Lunch

Point Pelee National Park


Friends of Point Pelee
Phone: 888-707-3533

Point Pelee National Park
Phone: 888-773-8888
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