Presqu’ile Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend
May 21 - May 22
Held on the May Long Weekend, this special event celebrates the spring migration of the smaller birds, such as warblers, and the shorebirds like the Whimbrel, that annually stop down at Presqu’ile on their way north. Presqu’ile’s position as a peninsula sticking out into the lake, and its varied habitats, makes it a migration hotspot.
Migrating birds concentrate in numbers throughout the park, resting and feeding before migrating north. This gives birders a great opportunity to see and appreciate a wide range of bird species, many of them very colorful.
The Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend is aimed at those just starting out as birders or those who would just like to know a bit more about the birds in the Park. Naturalist-led bird walks take place at 6:30 am, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, volunteer naturalists will be in the lighthouse area from 8:00 am to 10:00 am to point out what birds are around to visitors. Explore the mysteries of migration with an evening presentation on the Saturday night.
The Friends will hold their fundraising BBQ lunch on both days at the Lighthouse Centre, from 11 am until the burgers run out.
All events are free with park admission.