Birding Tours

A Birding Adventure

Continue reading below for available dates and more information. 

Come join me on guided day tours to experience some of the most spectacular wildlife that Canada offers. For bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts, and nature photographers of all ages and skill levels. 

All tours are led by Jeremy Bensette, local expert and former five-year Ontario Big Year record holder. 

Chestnut-sided Warbler breeding plumage male
Chestnut-sided Warbler

Birds & Wildlife Group Outings

Scheduled day trips in the Point Pelee area! This region has great birds and wildlife opportunities at any time of the year. In order to maximize our success in viewing wildlife, group size is limited to six people.

Rates for individual sign-up group outings:
Half-Day (4 hours) $80 per person Note: availability is very limited for Half-Day outings during peak spring migration (May).
Full-Day (9 hours including meal break) $140 per person


Availability will depend on whether others would like to sign up for this style of outing on the same date (minimum of two people must sign up in order for a Group Outing to run), and this is of course not as customizable as a private outing. If signing up with multiple people, or if you prefer a personalized itinerary with attention focused more specifically on your birding that day, it could be worthwhile to consider a private outing.

Dickcissel male singing on fence
Dickcissel

Private Birding/Wildlife Outings

Private guided bird and wildlife outings for individuals or groups of any size and skill level. We can plan an outing to fit your interests. Tell me what you would like to see and I will do my best to accommodate, or let me design a customized high quality birding day for you and/or your group.

Rates for private guided outings:
Half-Day (4 hours) for 1-3 people $250 total; added charge of $30 per additional person over 3. Note: availability is very limited for Half-Day outings during peak spring migration (May).
Full Day (9 hours including meal break) for 1-3 people $400 total; added charge of $50 per additional person over 3.
Big Day (up to 14 hours including 2-3 short breaks for meals) for 1-3 people $600 total; added charge of $70 per additional person over 3.

The maximum rate for any private group size greater than ten is equal to the rate for ten participants.

If you would like to book an outing or if you have any questions, please contact me.

Available dates for May 2024 (please see above for pricing)
Up-to-date as of April 26, 2024. Possible additional availability in late April and occasional evenings in May upon request

May 2, 2024: available for Full-Day private outing or Full-Day individual sign-up for group outing. 
May 9, 2024: available for morning Half-Day individual sign-up for group outing (2 spaces open). 
May 11, 2024: available for Full-Day individual sign-up for group outing (2 spaces open). 
May 12, 2024: available for Full-Day private outing or Full-Day individual sign-up for group outing. 
May 13, 2024: available for Full-Day private outing or Full-Day individual sign-up for group outing. 
May 16, 2024: available for Full-Day private outing or Full-Day individual sign-up for group outing. 
May 20, 2024: available for Full-Day private outing or Full-Day individual sign-up for group outing.


There are plenty of trails and locations to explore in the Point Pelee Area, and the area should be busy with a wide variety of migrant birds through the spring (mid-April through May) and fall migration (mid-August through October) seasons. For the very ambitious birders who want to get the most out of a day in the Point Pelee area, a Big Day during the peak of spring migration has high potential for well over 100 species. If we are really keen we can probably hit 100+ in one efficient Full Day too. If you prefer to focus on certain aspects of birding like photography, warblers, shorebirds, general diversity, etc. we can plan for that. Nearly all trails in the area are very easy for hiking, and I am happy to do my best to accommodate for any mobility limitations. All times of day are great for birding here during migration, including evening, and there are some fantastic nearby locations outside of Point Pelee National Park that can be worth visiting in a day of birding too. 

Wetland Wildlife, On The Water

Try something different with a unique and intimate experience with local wetland wildlife. Visit beautiful marshes to observe wetland wildlife like herons, swans, terns, shorebirds, songbirds, turtles, and more from the incredible perspective of a kayak.

Presentations & Information Classes

Learn about the finer points of bird identification, where to

What you get

What you see is what you get… Literally! There are so many exciting and beautiful things to see, and I can help you find them!

Make the most out of your visit

I promise you a great time in Canada’s top birding area, with the best quality birding opportunities that my home patch has to offer.