POINT PELEE: The Park that Birds Built
May 29th was a day of celebration. A hundred years ago to the day, one of the continent’s greatest birding meccas, Point Pelee, Canada, officially became a National Park. Long before fancy Apps, technical field clothes and cutting edge optics, birders like Percy Travener and William Saunders painstakingly documented the spectacle of migration on Lake Erie’s north shore. Without their vision, passion, and determination, a national park would instead be wall to wall cottages with zero public access.
Join us as we walk in their footsteps . . .and thank them for the many that have followed in the last century.
For over fifty years, Point Pelee has played a pivotal role in Tom’ s life. He made his first visit to the park at the age of thirteen, and has birded Pelee for forty years of the past forty-five years. Tom has filmed around the globe for the Discovery Channel, and guided over a hundred tours on four continents, but always returns to Pelee each year to enjoy the spectacular songbird migration.