Dorion – A Birding Paradise – and A Trailhead Ontario Partner!

Dorion – A Birding Paradise on Superior's Shore

Do you have an interest in Birds? Birding? Or Bird Watching?

If your answer is yes, you will want to plan a trip to the north shore of Lake Superior region to take in the annual Canyon Country Birding Festival in Dorion held each year in late May. The Dorion Birding Festival is your opportunity to spend two great days in Canada’s Great Outdoors experiencing bird watching in the majestic setting of Lake Superior and the proposed Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

Dorion is a small community located on the northern shore of Lake Superior, with the Hurkett Cove Conservation Area andOuimet Canyon fast becoming known as North American hot spots for birding. Dorion is less than an hour’s drive east ofThunder Bay where you can connection into Thunder Bay International Airport with Porter Airlines, Westjet, Air Canada and now United Airlines out of Chicago.

This is your opportunity to enjoy two full days of guided birding excursions. Experience an outdoor wilderness experience like no other as you walk the trails and paths at Hurkett Cove, Ouimet Canyon and the Nipigon River Recreation Trail. TheHurkett Cove trails are maintained by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority. Ouimet Canyon is an Ontario park while the Nipigon River Trail connects the towns of Red Rock and Nipigon and is part of the Trans Canada Trail.

2013 will mark the fifth year for the Canyon Country Birding Fesitival, with over 100 species of birds to see. With the help of experienced guides, all with a wealth of local knowledge, you can expect to see a wide variety of birds from eagles, hawks, ruffed grouse to chickadees, woodpeckers, jays, nuthatches, and finches plus waterfowl like ducks and geese.