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What makes a place a great magnet for migrant birds?

Geography and land form have everything to do with creating perfect places for migrants to gather. In the case of famed Point Pelee in Canada's Ontario province and just a short drive from Toronto, the land form is a long peninsula projecting southward into Lake Erie, and the geography is that land form's perfect positioning at the northern end of a long water crossing northbound migrants have to make. These combine to create the perfect spot for birds literally to drop out of the sky at Point Pelee on many spring mornings.

Our upcoming Point Pelee Migration Spectacle tours run May 6-13, 2017 and May 13-20, 2017, both with Jay VanderGaast as guide. The first is fully booked (waitlist available), but the second has three spaces available. You can read all about this tour on our POINT PELEE MIGRATION SPECTACLE page.

Don't forget also to view Jay's 2016 illustrated triplist or 2015 illustrated triplist for a great taste of the tour.

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