Walk along the escarpment trails on a warm day, and you’ll see kettles of Turkey Vultures soaring on thermal drafts. Traipse through the Nassagaweya Canyon from Crawford Lake to Rattlesnake Point, and maybe you’ll see Belted Kingfishers on the banks of the meromictic lake, woodpeckers knocking on trees, or birds of prey swirling overhead on your way to Rattlesnake Point. Hold out a hand with seeds and peanuts in the winter at Hilton Falls, and a chubby chickadee will stop for a snack.
This is only the beginning of the many species you’ll see when birdwatching in Halton Parks. Conservation Halton offers a variety of habitats enabling birders to see a variety of bird species in all of the Halton Parks. Young or young at heart, you’ll love the thrill of spotting the large flocks of feathered friends our conservation areas attract. The beauty of birding is that an amateur has just as good a chance at making that rare bird sighting as a professional, and it’s a great way to get the kids interested in nature!
See if you can identify some of the many birds in our watershed using these checklists. Print the appropriate seasonal check list, and see what you find in our watershed.
- Spring birdwatching checklist
- Summer birdwatching checklist
- Autumn birdwatching checklist
- Winter birdwatching checklist
Where can I view birds?