Hilliardton Marsh Research & Education Centre


The Hilliardton Marsh is a Provincial Wildlife Area, and a Ducks Unlimited sanctuary with a project focused on bird banding. Staff and students spend much of their time on this project banding several species of birds, owls and ducks. 


Small bird being taggedMarsh areaImage of flood planes and river


Vision: The Hilliardton Marsh Bird & Wetland Research & Education Centre provides opportunities for school groups and the general public to learn about birds and wetlands, and facilitates and conducts research about the marsh and the birds and wildlife that make it their home… So come on out, get your feet wet, hold a bird, and be a part of the migration.


The Top 10 most  banded species at the Marsh are: 

  • Yellow Rumped Warbler
  • Common Redpoll
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Northern Sawwhet Owl
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Wilson's Warbler
  • American Redstart
  • White Crowned Sparrow
  • Black Capped Chickadee
  • Swamp Sparrow

Featured Annual Events

  • Bird banding demonstration
  • Amateur moose and duck calling competition and more

Hillardton March Provincial Wildlife Area map area map

  • 516 acres of flooded land with 11 km of shoreline, 1215 acres of marsh land and 5 wetland cells
  • 6 km wheelchair accessible trails
  • Viewing and picnic shelters
  • Buildings and walkways built by students throughout the years
  • Only North American Marsh to have a wheelchair accessible blind
  • Special station to pump water from Blanch river and regulate cells

Visitors of all ages are welcome!

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