Beamer Memorial

905-788-3135

28 Quarry Rd, Grimsby, ON L3M 4E7

info@npca.ca

Year round, Sunrise to Sunset

 

 

No public access to central viewing platform during migratory bird observation and data collection period- Feb. 28 – May 15 daily.

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Winter Weather Notice

All NPCA conservation areas remain open daily from sunrise to sunset for passive recreation such as hiking and birdwatching. However, note that trails are natural and not maintained for winter recreation. Parking lot and sidewalks will be maintained on a ‘as-required’ basis. 

Conservation area visitors are reminded to take precaution and prepare appropriately for the weather and trail conditions, especially when inclement weather and conditions may arise. In the event of inclement weather, NPCA conservation areas remain open, but activities and services may be limited and facilities such as the Centre for Conservation at Ball’s Falls may be closed.

Please be mindful of NPCA staff who work hard to ensure primary parking areas are cleared and plowed when visiting. Please check NPCA conservation area pages on Facebook for closure postings, as these are updated regularly.


 

Renowned as the best vantage point in the Niagara Peninsula to observe the annual spring hawk migration, and part of the internationally designated Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, Beamer Memorial Conservation Area offers one of Niagara’s most breath-taking and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario.

Take a walk along the scenic Lookout and Bruce Trails and soak up the picturesque views of the 40 Mile Creek Valley, the Lake Ontario shoreline and the escarpment ridge from one of our viewing

Hawkwatch Season at Beamer

March 1 marks the beginning of the annual Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch! Since 1975, birdwatchers have been monitoring the annual spring migration of hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures over the Niagara Peninsula.

The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch was organized in March of 1990 to:

  • Promote the enjoyment of hawkwatching
  • Educate people about hawks and hawk migration
  • Conduct systematic counts of hawks migrating over the Niagara Peninsula
  • Work for the preservation of raptors in Ontario
  • Members receive two newsletters annually and are invited to participate in the count as often as possible and attend an annual social. An Open House is held on Good Friday every year both for members and to assist the general public in learning more about the migration taking place right over their heads.
  • Most hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures are migratory and move south to more moderate climates each fall. Every spring this process reverses and these birds return to Canada to nest and raise their young.

More info at https://nphawkwatch.ca/about/

Important to note that the Good Friday Open House will not be running this season. NP Hawkwatch and the NPCA look forward to the return of this program in the future.

 

INFORMATION EN FRANCAIS

Beamer Memorial est situé dans l’escarpement du Niagara et est renommé comme étant le meilleur point d’observation de la péninsule du Niagara pour observer la migration annuelle printanière des faucons. D’ailleurs, l’escarpement du Niagara est désigné internationalement comme étant une réserve de biosphère. Beamer Memorial qui est une aire de conservation offre une des vues panoramiques les plus spectaculaires de l’escarpement du Niagara et du lac Ontario. Promenez-vous le long du belvédère et du sentier Bruce Trails et appréciez la vue pittoresque de 40 Mile Creek Valley, du rivage du lac Ontario et de la crête de l’escarpement d’un de nos points d’observation.

À tous les vendredis de 10 h à 15 h, il y a des ateliers en compagnie d’oiseaux vivants intitulés  ‘Hawk Talks’.