IMG_4527SMALLThe Essex region is a premier destination for birders from around the world. Our conservation areas make for great spots to take in the diverse species that call our region home. Click here for a list of conservation areas that are great for spotting birds.

Visitors can also purchase an annual pass for entry into our world-renowned birding areas. Click here for information about annual and seasonal passes.

Birding events


Please check back soon for our 2017 birding event dates.

For more information about birding festivals, contact ERCA Events Coordinator Alex Denonville at 519-776-5209 ext 367 or via email at