Niagara offers incredible locations for bird watching. Explore the popular trails and enjoy the scenic views while taking in the variety of bird species that visit the area.
Designated as a Globally Significant Important Bird Area (IBA) in 1996, the Niagara River Corridor, stretching over 56 kilometres, is home to hundreds of bird species that depend on the Niagara area as their critical habitat all year-round.
Providing a fundamental connection between the Arctic and the Amazon Basin, the Niagara River Corridor comes alive with over 380 species and 25 subspecies of birds that migrate, overwinter, and even breed in the area.
Outdoor, nature, bird, and science enthusiasts have long known that Niagara is a magnet for wildlife, especially birds. Popular birding locations include Malcolmson Eco-Park, in St. Catharines, and the Niagara Botanical Gardens, in Niagara Falls, all beautiful locations to start your bird watching journey.
ADDITIONAL BIRDING HOTSPOTS IN THE NIAGARA REGION INCLUDE:
• Audubon New York/Niagara River Corridor
• Friends of Times Beach (Buffalo) IBA Descriptor
• Niagara Birds: A compendium of articles and species accounts of the birds of the Niagara Region in Ontario
• The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Area
• Niagara River Important Bird and Biodiversity Area Canada
• Niagara River Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Canada
• Pursuing the Ramsar Designation Canada