Where To Photograph Birds? At Point Pelee!

POINT PELEE, Ontario, Canada - The best location in Ontario to photograph, film and enjoy a variety of wildlife and birds. I have never returned disappointed from Point Pelee. While you can visit all-year round, my preferred time of the year is during spring, to witness the amazing songbird spring migration. See below the photograph of a male Common Yellowthroat.

Common Yellowthroat Male Warbler

Common Yellowthroat Male photographed at Point Pelee.

Although I photographed this songbird on multiple occasions, I chose to showcase this one due to bird's position within the branches, its body posture, and its tail alignment with the branch.

I'll most likely be spending a week photographing the migratory songbirds this upcoming spring. Drop me a line or leave a comment below if you plan to be there. Looking forward to spring!

What Else Can You Photograph At Point Pelee?
Do you know of a good photo location for Birds?

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Margaret January 12, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I just love love love the yellowthroat. It's a beautiful songbird captured by a great photograph. I love your bluebird pictures too. All the best to you. M

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Mike Lascut January 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Hi Margaret, thank you for your kind words. I too love these small but so enjoyable birds and I'm always on the lookout for that memorable individual :) All the best

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Anupam April 11, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Hi Mike, I am a wildlife photographer and new to Canada. You can see some of my work in http://www.flickr.com/photos/anupam2005. I live in Waterloo and would be interested in visiting Point Pelee. I dont know much places around and if you can help me in leting me know some nice places around or if we can make some trips together it will be great..Thanks!!Hope you will respond!! Regards,Anupam

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Mike Lascut April 13, 2011 at 10:40 am

Hi Anupam,
Very nice photographs. Thanks for sharing.

In terms of where to shoot in Point Pelee, I’d start with the visitor centre where you can find lists of the birds spotted that day and the days before. My routine in the park is, visit the tip in the morning and then go throughout the park. I’ll take a break during lunch time and come back in the park in late afternoon. DeLaurier Homestead and Tilden Woods are trails that were productive for me before. But really, most trails will produce lots of species. And since winds and atmospheric conditions will most likely dictate where birds are going to be found, it’s best to inquire at the visitor centre to increase your chances of finding the best locations in that day. Here’s a link with the Point Pelee trails, including a map: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/pelee/activ/activ9.aspx

I’d also suggest you get on the Ontbirds email list for alerts of rare birds. With the alerts you also learn about the locations where the birds were spotted: http://ontbirds.ca/mailman/listinfo/birdalert_ontbirds.ca

Some more locations where to photograph: http://www.mikephoto.com/where-to-photograph/
Hope this helps. All the best,
MikeL

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