Birdwatching, also known as birding, is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America and Niagara Falls is a four-season destination for bird lovers, adventure travelers and ecotourists alike.
Did you know that the Niagara River corridor, stretching 56km (35 miles) from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, became the first site in North America to receive international recognition as a “Globally Significant Important Bird Area” by major conservation groups in Canada and the United States? Hundreds of bird species can be spotted in Niagara Falls throughout the year, and starting mid-November, the Niagara River comes alive with more than 100,000 gulls on migratory flights from as far north as Greenland and the Canadian Arctic to as far south as Florida.
Be fasciated by bird species from around the world at the Bird Kingdom, the world's largest indoor aviary. Open year-round, the aviary features exotic colourful birds flying freely in the multi-level rainforest, plus reptiles and nocturnal creatures.