Birders from all parts of Ontario and nearby New York State are travelling to Niagara to observe the thousands of birds that are travelling to the Niagara River to overwinter.

Carla Carlson, owner and founder of Niagara Nature Tours is quoted in the local newspapers as saying, “avid birders from federations and nature clubs flock to line the edges of the Niagara River from mid-November through December, scopes and binoculars at the ready”.

The Niagara River corridor is a globally significant bird area for gulls and waterfall, and includes a myriad of bird species including swans, vultures, loons, grebes, bald eagles and peregrine falcons.