Lake Erie Country Club is located in one of the best migratory birding areas in Essex County. Each year thousands of migratory birds pass overhead. Imagine sitting by the marsh with dozens of birds kettling overhead. We are also fortunate to have 2 pairs of nesting eagles in our portion of the Big Creek Marsh. Our neighbour, Holiday Beach Conservation Area, hosts the famous Festival of Hawks each year in September. People come from around the world to witness this extraordinary event. The ERCA Hawk Tower was refurbished in 2022 and is a great viewing platform to watch this annual migration. More than 100 species. Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks, Northern Goshawk, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed, Red-shouldered, Broad-winged, and Rough-legged Hawks, Osprey, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Golden and Bald Eagles, Turkey Vulture, waterfowl, Blue heron, Night Heron. Egrets, Sandhill Crane, American Crow, Blue Jay, Red Cardinal, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Cape May, Nashville, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, and Black-throated Blue Warblers, Blue-headed and Warbling Vireos, Swainson’s Thrush, American Pipit, Field, Swamp, and White-crowned Sparrows, Eastern Towhee. And the list goes on.