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.
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.