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Festival of Hawks 2021

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Man Holds Hawk at Holiday Beach During The Festival of Hawks

Holiday Beach and Conservation Area in Amherstburg will host the Annual Festival of Hawks. The Holiday Beach Festival of Hawks is a family fun filled event to celebrate the bird migration season taking place on September 18, 2021.

Did you know the topped ranked hawk watching site in Canada, and third best in North America is Holiday Beach as named by Audubon Magazine?

“Every September through November, Holiday Beach becomes a migration hot spot as fall winds carry migrating hawks, songbirds, hummingbirds, dragonflies and butterflies across the skies and past the hawk tower,” explains Kevin Money, Director of Conservation Services for the Essex Region Conservation Authority. “There’s no better place in Canada to witness this migration spectacle and see a wide variety and huge quantities of these majestic raptors.”

Festival of Hawks

During the Festival of Hawks enjoy Live Raptor Shows, Banding Demonstrations, free workshops and programs hosted by local experts, and see live hawks and owls up close. Also enjoy, bird identification, adopt-a-hawk programs, nature crafts and activities. The Kids Zone features free nature crafts, water insects and face-painting.

This is also a great opportunity to watch thousands of birds of prey flying overhead and a great family event for experts and amateurs alike.

Programs are free with the festival admission fee of $15 per vehicle.

The fun takes place from 9am-3pm.

Covid-19 safety protocols including limited capacity for experiences, social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing will be in place. The Hawk Tower will not be accessible to the public. Passive viewing at ground level will be available.

For a full schedule of events visit https://essexregionconservation.ca/hawkfestival2021



September 18
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Holiday Beach Conservation Area
6952 County Road 50
Amherstburg, Ontario N0R 1G0 Canada
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