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Address: Hawk Cliff Rd, Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
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An Ontario Gem

Been birding for 10 years, somehow didn't hear about Hawkcliff until last year. We went out several days; saw some fantastic kettles (missed the big day though) and lots of hawks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Krazy_Kanuks
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Cambridge, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the edge is fenced off for safety reasons the new additional reserve will only help to improve what is Elgin County's birding spot.

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Thank David M
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Hawks cliff is lovely. The area was being surveyed by three young people who asked that we not walk ahead of them. We went on the private land and walked a cliff side trail. Lots of swallow like birds who made their home in the cliff.

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Thank Sharon J
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I have come to Hawk Cliff every year for over 10 years and it never gets old. The 2nd & 3rd weekends in September brings out all the birders! With their binoculars volunteers count the number of raptors that fly by....because all migrating birds must come through the cliff as they head south. Experts attend and band some of the... More 

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Thank Colleen B
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We like hiking, well, actually we REALLY like hiking. Had hoped Hawk Cliff area would increase in size and it has. We had a lovely walk in the woods and along the ravine. No birds but can look forward that in the spring, all the smart birds have already headed south. The view overlooking Lake Erie is amazing? Great day... More 

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Thank Kate K
Windsor,Ontario,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is one of many locations along the shores of Lake Erie to view (and count--if so inclined) migratory hawks. Hawks tend to "kettle" on the up drafts when winds blow in from the Lake from the southwest. Kettleing can be spectacular. The area itself suffers somewhat from subsidence so one is advised not to wander much beyond barriers. Rough-legged,... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Need a place to just breath and relax for awhile? A place that has a fantastic view of Lake Erie? A quiet place, except for the occasional squawk, screech, tweet or buzz from the birds and insects that also enjoy this space. Frequented by birders who watch migrations, do counts or who just like to visit, as we do. An... More 

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Freelton, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Weather was not for us on our trip to hawk cliff, wind in wrong direction and bright sunny sky. Went to two other spots were we saw bald eagles and a snow goose along with misc other birds including turkey vultures

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Cambridge, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Been birding for 10 years, somehow didn't hear about Hawkcliff until last year. We went out several days; saw some fantastic kettles (missed the big day though) and lots of hawks, even lots of migrating smaller birds. Hawks included, Broadwings, Northern Harriers (my fav) lots of sharped shinned and coopers, kestrels, eagles, the odd golden eagle, merlin’s, peregrines and of... More 

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London, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

So much to see here. Devoted birders love this place and I can see why. Had a fabulous time here with a friend who is a birder.

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Port Stanley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the best migration viewing spots for raptors in North America. Thousands and thousands of sightings of many species of hawks, eagles and many other fall migrants. A must do for any birders.

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