Bird watching

Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise. With over 250 bird species recorded in the park, bird watching novices and experts alike can check off numerous species in a single trip. The transitional zone between boreal forest and aspen parkland holds several distinct habitats within a small area. This variety of upland habitat and extensive wetlands provides opportunities for many species of birds to forage and breed here.

  • Plan visits at dawn to provide a better chance of sighting birds
  • Spring and fall migrations are a wonderful opportunity to experience the vast diversity of bird life

Get out on a trail like Amisk Wuche or Lakeview to spot a diversity of birds and wildlife.

It is illegal to feed, entice or disturb any wildlife in a national park. Violators may be charged, be required to appear in court, and could pay fines up to $25 000.

To report offenses call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.

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