With park staff as your guide, relive the park's colourful history; tour Point Pelee's forest, beach, and marsh habitats; and experience the excitement of birding during the annual spring bird migration. Video taped over a period of years this production captures the essences of what makes Point Pelee, such a natural treasure.
Of all the National Parks in Canada, Point Pelee is certainly not a typical National Park. In size it is tiny, only 20 square kilometres. But packed into its 20 square kilometre landscape is a patchwork of marshes, forests, fields, and beaches. Living within this patchwork is a complexity of life that is unequalled even in some of Canada's larger National Parks. As you tour the Point, Park Interpreters comment on the five major habitats and the wildlife living in the park.
Birding and Point Pelee are synonymous and each spring over 25,000 birders visit the Park. During the peak of the migration, seeing more than 100 species in a single day is almost a rule, rather than the exception for experienced birders. A Park Interpreter take you on a tour of what a typical day in May is like for birders. With over 360 species having been sited on Point Pelee, Park staff explain why Point Pelee is so important and famous as a birding hotspot.
Colour, 60 minutes $19.95