bird photography at point pelee

Bird Photography at Point Pelee National Park 2017

Early May is our absolute favorite time of year because it means enjoying bird photography at Point Pelee National Park. From taking a tram to the southernmost tip of mainland Canada to walking along the picturesque marsh boardwalk at sunset – this park is a nature lovers paradise. The annual spring songbird migration and the Festival of Birds is a…

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Birds on the Move in St. Catharines

In this instalment of our bird photography blog, we visit some of our favourite birding spots in St. Catharines for a look at some early spring migrants. Bird Photography in St. Catharines: Early Spring Wow, what a whirlwind of weather the last few days here in Niagara. Two solid days of non-stop rain, a full day of snow to start…

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Preparing for the 2016 Festival of Birds

The Best Place for Bird Watching in Ontario We have just over 2 days until we leave for our 4th year of travelling to Point Pelee National Park for the Festival of Birds (aka spring songbird migration). Point Pelee is recognized as a world-class birding destination that brings hundreds of species to the park’s grounds as one of the best…

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Migrating Birds of Ontario

Spring Migration We couldn’t be more excited about the arrival of the migrating songbirds in Ontario! Every year in early spring we begin to see some of the beautiful species that are only here for a short time. The colourful songbirds like the Scarlet tanager, Hooded Warbler, and Blackburnian warbler are some of our absolute favourites. Aside from the songbirds,…

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Photo of a White-throated sparrow

Fall bird photography | White-throated sparrows in Stoney Creek

On Saturday, October 25th, Ashley and I headed out for some photography and birding at one of our favorite spots at this time of year, Confederation Park. This park is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario, in Stoney Creek. The portion of the park that we like to visit is called “Confederation Park B”, and we enter through…

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Lifer – Pine Siskin

Back to Shorthills We ventured back out to Short Hills Provincial Park in hopes of capturing the vivid fall colours that are currently on display. Just in case there was an opportunity to shoot some wildlife – we brought our Canon 70D and 300mm f/4, as well as our landscape lens (17-40mm f/4 L) Short Hills Provincial Park Short Hills…

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Bird watching with Rudy at Short Hills Provincial Park

Colour, Colour Everywhere The beautiful fall colours have begun to decorate this special location in Niagara. On the holiday Monday of the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend, Ashley and I decided to take our Black Lab/Hound mix Rudy for a hike through Short Hills Provincial Park. The weather was incredible that day with clear blue skies and temperatures hovering around 17° Celsius…

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