The Niagara River links Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. It flows along the international border between Canada and the U.S.A.
It is the location of the center of the Niagara River Globally Significant Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, the the Niagara River Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. Both of these conservation areas extend into Lakes Erie and Ontario.
-Migratory and resident birds use this are for food, shelter, and socialization.
-Spring and summer birds come through here on a migration from the southern hemisphere, and some from as far away as the Antarctic. Many birds that breed here during the warmer seasons winter in Central America, the Amazon, the Caribbean, and the southern U.S., and Mexico.
-Winter birds include birds migrating from the Arctic and the boreal forests of the Northwest and the Northeast. These include Snowy Owl, many species of waterfowl including ducks, swans, and geese, large populations of typical regional winter birds, and in some winters irruptive species from the north such as finches.