Shorebirds flock to Hillman Marsh in May

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The shorebird habitat at Hillman Marsh is unique in North America

Bird enthusiasts from around the world make Leamington  one of their bucket list destinations each May, and Hillman Marsh is ready to greet these guests from May 1 – 19 at the Shorebird Celebration.

“We are so thankful for our partnership with the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO), which allows the Shorebird Celebration to be hosted six days per week over a three week period,” explains Danielle Breault Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Communications and Outreach Services.

The shorebird habitat at Hillman Marsh is unique in North America.  The managed habitat creates the perfect combination of mudflats to provide nutrition and a resting area for migrating shorebirds.  “Hillman Marsh is a fabulous place, especially in spring, to see numerous waterbirds and shorebirds feeding regularly prior to their migration north,” adds Dave Milsom of OFO.

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