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Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

Kirk-Cousins Management Area

Kirk-Cousins Management Area is a bird watcher’s paradise. A’Nowaghi Forest Ponds or, a “place of the turtles,” is an important nesting and migration area for birds and has been designated a Provincially Significant Wetland and an Environmentally Significant Area located in London, Ontario. Visitors can bask in the natural beauty of the area from two observation towers along the trail and if you enjoy bird watching over 117 bird species have been identified in the area including the green heron, brown thrasher and northern bobwhite.

Hiking Trail

Kirk-Cousins Trail

The trail loops around a wetland feature and through a mixture of forest and meadow habitats which are home to a variety of plants and animals native to the Carolinian Life Zone.

Facilities and Activities

Permit Required

A permit is required and permits can be obtained at the KCCA Administration Centre, and Lake Whittaker and Dalewood Conservation Area gatehouses. Permits are not trail specific and permits provide access to all of KCCA’s trails and day-use facilities. Permits are provided free of charge to hiking groups and nature groups so ask for details. KCCA Trails are open from dawn to dusk, May 1 to November 30.

Getting Here

We are located at 2652 Scotland Drive in London, Ontario.

Staff Contact

Scott Pinnell
Maintenance Coordinator
Tel: (519) 631-1270


Joe Gordon
Assistant Manager,
Supervisor of Planning & Conservation Areas
Tel: (519) 631-1270 ext. 226

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