Suggested Tours

Burrell Birding offers birding trips of all types to suit our clients wishes. Listed below are examples of the types of trips offered within Ontario. Click on the trip links below to see a detailed list of target species and other details of the trip. If you don’t see a trip that appeals to you, we also offer customized trips for particular targets birds and areas.

Winter raptors of rural Ontario. Offered January-March, we’ll be searching the best area for winter raptors in southern Ontario, with dozens of raptors likely.

The Hawks and Owls of Amherst and Wolfe Islands. Offered January-March. Amherst and Wolfe Islands are famous for there high density of wintering owls (ten species have been recorded); we’ll be searching for them by car and on foot.

Spring waterfowl at Long Point. Offered March to April. Long Point is famous for its globally significant concentrations of waterfowl of many species including thousands of Tundra Swans.

Winter Waterbirds of Lake Ontario.  Offered November to March. Lake Ontario is an amazing place fall through spring for thousands of ducks, mostly Long-tailed Ducks, Red-breasted Mergansers, White-winged Scoters, and Greater Scaup, but Barrow’s Goldeneye, Harlequin Duck, and King Eider are all possible.

April migrants. April is a month of transition from waterfowl to sparrows to warblers. There is lots to see wherever you want to go!

Warbler bonanza. The north shore of Lake Erie attracts millions of birds (and thousands of birders) each May. Many people head for Point Pelee but there are many other hidden gems worth visiting as well.

Breeding specialties of Carolinian Canada. Offered late May through June. Some of Canada’s rarest species are found in southwestern Ontario forests, including Hooded Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrush, Prothonotary Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, and Acadian Flycatcher.

Kingston summer birding. Offered late May through June. The Kingston area is an incredible place during the breeding season with the best places in Ontario to see species like Cerulean Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Wilson’s Phalarope and many more.

Grassland breeders of the Carden Alvar or Napanee Plain. Offered May to July. Hotspots of grassland birds are found at these two sites and include Loggerhead Shrike, Upland Sandpiper, Grasshopper Sparrows and much more.

Summer in Algonquin. Offered May to August. Algonquin in summer has a huge variety of breeding warblers, vireos and thrushes to accompany the resident specialties of resident specialties Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse and Boreal Chickadee.

Southbound shorebirds. Offered July through September. If you’re interested in shorebirds we know the best places throughout southern Ontario to see them on their way south.

Pelee Island. Offered April-June and mid-August to mid-November. Great during both spring and fall migration as well as the breeding season, Pelee Island offers some of the best birding in the province.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Offered August-May. Presqu’ile is great all year round for waterfowl (Nov-Mar), shorebirds (May and July-Nov), songbirds (Apr-May and Aug-Oct), and more.

Prince Edward County. Offered year-round. Southern Ontario’s best kept secret! Birding is good all year round depending on what you are interested in seeing.

Fall Hawks along Lake Erie. Offered Sep-Oct. The north shore of Lake Erie has some amazing fall hawk-watching, with thousands of birds possible in a single day.

Gulls of Niagara. Offered mid November to January. The Niagara River is the gull capital of the world, with 8-9 species in a day almost guaranteed from late November to early January. The river is also great for ducks, grebes and loons and has opportunities for southern Ontario specialties like Tufted Titmouse and Northern Mockingbirds.

Winter in Algonquin. Offered November to March. Algonquin is the furthest south taste of northern Ontario with the possibilities of winter finches (crossbills, grosbeaks, redpolls) plus resident specialties Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse and Boreal Chickadee.