About the SWCR Recreation


We are proud of our efforts at sustainability within the reserve, and are glad to share them with the local community and area visitors. Please respect the Reserve’s fragile ecosystems by following the code of conduct at all times when at the reserve. Activities that are compatible with restoration activities within the reserve are allowed. […]

About the SWCR


The St. Williams Conservation Reserve is strategically located in the middle of the Carolinian eco-region in southwestern Ontario. The Carolinian region makes up less than 1% of Canada’s total land area but boasts a greater number of both flora and fauna species than any other ecoregion in Canada. It is also the most threatened ecological […]

About the SWCR

About the CR

The St. Williams Conservation Reserve includes 1035 hectares of Crown land in Norfolk County, Ontario.  The Reserve is made up of two separate sites: the Nursery Tract and the Turkey Point Tract.  These two tracts are also designated as the J. E. Zavitz Forest and the J. H. White Forest, respectively, in recognition of the […]

Species at Risk

Acadian Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) Status in Canada: Endangered Status in Ontario: Endangered Status at SWCR: Rare breeding bird The Acadian Flycatcher is a small migratory songbird. In Canada, it breeds mostly in the Carolinian Forest Zone in southwestern Ontario. Quick Facts: It is a rare breeding bird in Canada but has nested at both the Nursery […]