Where to Photograph?

Where to photograph Chestnut-Sided Warblers? At Long Point, Ontario!

Long Point, a sandy peninsula found on the north shore of Lake Erie, provides the perfect location to observe and photograph a variety of birds. Less than 150 km from downtown Toronto, Long Point is a globally Important Birding Area (IBA) called home or migration stopover by 300+ bird species.
Beautifully coloured, the Chestnut-Sided Warbler is [...]

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Where to Photograph Hummingbirds? At Holiday Beach!

Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada is located near the western tip of Lake Erie, just east of where the Detroit River empties into Lake Erie. In 2000, Holiday Beach received international recognition by being designated as a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA).
So why is Holiday Beach such a good location to observe hummingbirds [...]

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Where to Photograph House Wrens? At Guelph Arboretum!

University of Guelph Arboretum, Ontario, Canada – Spanning 408 hectares, the Guelph Arboretum is crisscrossed with 8.2km of trails. Taking a leisurely walk on these trails, visitors can enjoy a large variety of species including, 38 species of mammals, 188 species of birds, 39 species of butterflies, 18 herptiles (reptiles and amphibians) and 1,700 types [...]

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Where to Photograph Gray Jays? At Algonquin Park!

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada – As the third largest provincial park in Ontario, Algonquin is situated in a transition zone between the evergreen boreal forests of the north and the deciduous (shedding foliage at the end of the growing season) forests of the south. Due to its location, Algonquin Provincial Park is characterized by [...]

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Where To Photograph Scarlet Tanagers? At Point Pelee!

Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada – With over 370 of bird species recorded in the park and surrounding area, there is no wonder we come back over and over again to this location to photograph birds. Strikingly coloured in bright red during the breeding period, with black wings and tail, the Scarlet Tanager is [...]

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Where To Photograph Waterfowl? At Luther Marsh!

Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area, Ontario, Canada – One of the most important wetlands in Southern Ontario, Luther Marsh is home to a large variety of nesting birds, waterfowl and wildlife. Part of the Grand River watershed, the area is approximately 5200 hectares in size, of which 1400 hectares are open marsh. According to the [...]

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Where To Photograph Tropical Birds In Canada? At Niagara Falls’ Bird Kingdom!

Niagara Falls' Bird Kingdom Aviary – According to their website , Bird Kingdom is the World's largest, indoor, free flying Aviary. It is home to nearly 80 tropical species, and hosts almost 400 birds. Over the years, I've visited the aviary twice, always during winter. While some consider the entrance a little bit pricey, for [...]

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Where To Photograph Sharp-Shinned Hawks? At Holiday Beach Conservation Area!

Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada – Few locations in the world allow people to closely experience and photograph birds in migration. A photo location such as the Holiday Beach Conservation Area allows for amazing photo opportunities of great variety of bird species, from raptors to songbirds to waterfowl. Plan to visit the area in [...]

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Where To Photograph Eastern Kingbirds? At RBG’s Hendrie Valley!

Royal Botanical Gardens' Hendrie Valley, Ontario, Canada: Jump on one of the valley's accessible trails and you have a good chance to observe a large variety of birds, including friendly chickadees eating right from your hand, animated blue jays, composed northern cardinals, and many woodpeckers that will just keep doing what they do best – [...]

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Where To Photograph Red-Headed Woodpeckers? At Point Pelee!

Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada – A photographer's best chance at finding this bird in Ontario is probably during spring migration, in birding hot spots such as Point Pelee and Rondeau Provincial Park. Red-Headed Woodpeckers are similar in size to the familiar Blue Jay and are easily distinguished by its tri-coloured pattern: red, white, [...]

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