Bruce County is located on a major northern migration route, so many species of birds can be spotted year round from the northern tip of the peninsula to the farmland in the southern part of the County. Thousands of birds use the shorelines of Bruce County to navigate their migration north in the spring and south in the fall, funneling their air travel through Tobermory.

Birding Hotspots
Baie du Dore –Inverhuron- Bald Eagles congregate in winter. Mixed habitat attracts a great diversity of birds.
Bognor Marsh – Bognor Numerous duck species and Pied-billed Grebes. Kingfisher in the dead trees, Red tailed hawk, Ruffed Grouse, Great Egrets
Dyers Bay- Cabot Head-Ontario's premier staging area for Red-necked Grebes  in spring Many rarities have turned up at the bird banding station.
Grotto- Cypress Lake- Enjoy the spring birding sights & sounds along the path from head of trails. Loons can also be found here.
Gauley’s Bay- Stokes Bay- Waterfowl, shorebirds & Bald Eagles (almost guaranteed) in Spring
Hibou Conservation Area – Owen Sound Harlequin Ducks frequent Lieth in fall. Mixed duck flotillas along shores of the sound, Green Heron, Black capped chickadees
Horton Point- Kincardine- Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks hang out here and attract other migrants here and attract other migrants
Inglis Falls – Owen Sound- Northern Oriole, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jays
Inverhuron- Mostly evergreen forest. Canada warblers and Redstarts nest here.
Isaac Lake – Wiarton- Isaac Lake – Wiarton- Notable for its nesting marsh birds such as Sandhill Crane
Kincardine Lagoons- Kincardine- Hot spot for rare birds (i.e. Summer Tanager Ross's Goose, Eurasian Wigeon) Rare birds often show up here(Summer Tanager, Ross's Goose, Eurasian Wigeon) One of the best locations to witness a warbler fallout.
MacGregor Point Provincial Park – Port Elgin- Hand feed Chickadees. Home of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival where on average 170 species are seen.
Ripley Lagoons- Ripley- a sanctuary for geese and ducks. Park by the soccer fields and look for the path.
Skinners Bluff – Georgian Bluffs – Meadow Bird species
Singing Sands- Try a May walk along the dune trail
Tobermory -Parks Canada Lookout Tower-Migrating raptors in May

Birding Events
Huron Fringe Birding Festival at MacGregor Point Provincial Park in the Spring. The Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory, a significant research station at Cabot Head in Dyers Bay, hosts birding workshops, guest speakers, overnights off the grid and an open house in the fall.


***Also, see our Must See “Birding" page.

Brant Tract

Brant Tract

519-534-2092

1300 Concession 12

Paisley

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park

519-596-2233

407 Cyprus Lake Rd

Tobermory

Bruce's Caves Conservation Area

Bruce's Caves Conservation Area

519-376-3076

Grey County Road 26

Wiarton

Cabot Head Lighthouse and Museum

Cabot Head Lighthouse and Museum

519-795-7780

806 Cabot Head Rd

Dyers Bay

Chantry Island Lighthouse

Business Photo

5197975862

89 Saugeen St

Southampton

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

519-389-9056

1593 Bruce Road 33

Port Elgin

Peninsula Bruce Trail Club

Peninsula Bruce Trail Club

519-534-5344

Box 2

Tobermory

Point Clark Lighthouse and Museum

Point Clark Lighthouse and Museum

519-395-2494

Lighthouse Rd

Point Clark

Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area

Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area

519-367-3040

132 Saugeen Bluffs Rd

Paisley

Saugeen Rail Trail Association

Saugeen Rail Trail Association

519-832-9193

Box 2313

Port Elgin

Spirit Rock Conservation Area

Spirit Rock Conservation Area

519-376-3076

Hwy 6

Wiarton

Sulfur Springs Conservation Area

Sulfur Springs Conservation Area

519-367-3040

261123 Grey Rd. 28

Hanover

Wingfield Basin Nature Reserve

Wingfield Basin Nature Reserve

519-795-7780

Cabot Head Rd

Cabot Head