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Heron Trail


Wetlands, such as those along the Heron Trail, are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. Wetlands are especially important to nesting waterfowl. While walking down the board walks you can observe artificial nesting structures (wood duck boxes) placed to enhance waterfowl nesting during April and early May.

The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary was established in 1961 on lands acquired by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission after the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. It covers 9,000 hectares of a variety of wildlife habitats including a mature upland forest, early successional woods, old fields, wetlands and open water.

With more than 8 km of self-guided nature trails winding through these habitats, the seasoned birder and amateur naturalist alike have excellent opportunities to view close to 200 waterfowl, raptor, passerine and other bird species.



Directions:  14 km east of Morrisburg and 25 km west of Cornwall, on County road 2. Exits 758 and 770 on Highway 401.


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