Located along the Mississippi Flyway, the Old Ausable Channel hosts a diverse number of birds. Over 319 different bird species have been observed in the region, with 124 known to nest nearby. Over 34 of the birds that can be seen here are considered species at risk.
In the summer, keep an eye out for colourful migratory songbirds such as Scarlet Tanagers, Baltimore Orioles, and threatened Cerulean Warblers. On warm summer nights, pay attention for the distinct calls of the nocturnal Eastern Whip-poor-will and Common Nighthawk, both species at risk in Ontario that are commonly heard in the area.