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26th Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 24, 2024 June 2, 2024

Join us over two, four-day weekends to celebrate spring in Ontario!

Late May captures the end of migration and the beginning of the nesting season to ensure the forests and fields are bursting with birds! From our base in MacGregor Point Provincial Park we bird near and far throughout the rich habitats along the Lake Huron shoreline fringe and north up the beautiful Bruce Peninsula.

The Festival offers an incredible 90+ events over two 4-day weekends in late May and early June! This time of year captures both the end of migration and the beginning of the nesting season, ensuring an abundance of birds. Morning, afternoon, all-day and evening events are offered daily. You can choose to attend one, some, or pick a full-festival package!  All events are led by top local, provincial, and global tour leaders. 

Whether your interest is strictly ‘for the birds’, or if you wish to delve into botany, photography, geology, cultural history, and more, you will be sure to find interesting, informative, and fun events.   But sign up early as many events fill within the first few days of registration.  This is one popular Festival! 

A banquet with a keynote speaker and silent auction is held the opening Saturday of the Festival.  This evening is a popular place to meet old and new friends.

With a view to the future, the festival offers a mentorship program where aspiring young birders and naturalists shadow our experienced leaders and pick up tips on effective leadership styles and methods. 

Rounding out the festival, morning coffee is available, and sociable noon-hour BBQ lunches are provided daily by the Friends of MacGregor Point.  And we can’t speak highly enough of our wonderful roster of warm and friendly festival volunteers who are always on hand to assist you during your time at the festival.  

We hope you can join us!

Norah Toth or BJ Martin


Friends of MacGregor Point Park


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MacGregor Point Provincial Park

1593 BRUCE Road 33
Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C5 Canada
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