Special Programs


The Big Sit

In the tradition of Taverner and Swales and more recently Wormington and Ridout, the Big Sit returns in 2019.From 5 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 11, the Ontario Field Ornithologists' Celebrity Birders will be stationed at the Tip, counting all the species they can for their fundraising bird-a-thon. Join Tom Hince, Paul Pratt and Bruce Di Labio and help spot some birds, drop in for a chat or make a pledge - keep an eye out for the "three old dudes" in comfy chairs. All proceeds from the bird-a-thon supports Birds Studies Canada and the Ontario Field Ornithologists.

Program generously supported by Ontario Field Ornithologists




Family Birding Hike 

Is your family interested in birds? Do you want to learn more about birdwatching? Join the Essex County Field Naturalists for this family birding hike. The program will start with a short intro to birding program in the theatre.  Afterwards, you'll learn how to use binoculars and get out on a trail to look for birds.  Fun for the entire family.

Cost: Free. Call 519-322-2365 or email pelee.info@pc.gc.ca to register.

Date: May 5

Time: 2 pm.  Meet at the Visitor Centre


Program generously supported by Southwest Ontario Tourism.


Nature Drawing and Journaling Workshop

Have you wanted to keep a nature journal and looking for how to start?  Do you want to keep a journal but think you can't draw?  Join Sarah Rupert, a Parks Canada interpreter and artist and discover why keeping a natural journal is important, how to get started and some tips and tricks to improve your drawing and observation skills.  

Bring a notebook and pencil.  Program will have indoor and outdoor components.

Cost: Free. Call 519-322-2365 or email pelee.info@pc.gc.ca to register.

Date: May 4

Time: 2 pm. Meet at the Visitor Centre classroom. 



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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