Upper Canada Migratory Bird Santcuary
The Redwing Trail is a good example of mixed forest species. In the lowland area, you will see alder, willow and cedar. In the upland areas, you will see hickory, oak, beech and hard maple. Small mammals, deer and reptiles are often observed on this trail.
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.
Location: The main public entrance to the Sanctuary is located a few kilometers west of Ingleside, Ontario and 14 kilometers east of Morrisburg, Ontario on Hwy. 2.
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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