Saint Léon, located in the Bird Conservation Region 11 (Prairie Potholes) is part of the Greater Prairie Ecosystem. This makes the region attractive to many bird species. It offers a great variety of migrating birds, as well as many species that remain throughout the year.
When visiting our Interpretive Centre, stop at our Nature Calls Kiosk. There you will find information and pictures of birds, identification references and a checklist. Take your checklist to our birding tower and see how many species you can identify.
There is a spotting scope on site. If you don’t have your own binoculars, a pair will be provided for you.
Come enjoy our colored fields, small lakes and treed habitat. Walk the trail where you will hear songs from warblers, chickadees, and vireos. This area provides habitat to over 100 species of songbirds, shorebirds and waterfowl.
Some of the waterfowl you are sure to see on the lake from spring to fall are: Canvasbacks, Ruddy Ducks, Northern Pintails, Lesser Scaup, Northern Shoveler, Mallards and many others. . . .
We feature annual workshops facilitated by Christian Artuso (from Bird Studies Canada).These workshops, offered to beginners as well as avid birders will help you to identify birds by sight and sound.