Nature and Wildlife

French & McKay Islands and the surrounding offer an abundance of nature and wildlife.  Bird watching is one of the best kept secrets in Bruce Mines. Lake Huron has one of the largest population of colonial water birds in the Great Lakes.

While staying at Bruce Bay Cottages grab your binoculars and look for the diverse species of island birds. Let nature entertain you…watch the chipmunks and squirrels play while the birds soar in the air and just let nature revive you.

Bird Species

  • Blue Heron,
  • Eagle
  • Osprey
  • Woodpecker
  • Ravens
  • Red tailed hawks
  • Blue Jays
  • warblers
  • Owls
  • Water Foul, mergansers, wood ducks and etc
  • Canadian geese


  • Deer
  • Rabbits
  • Beaver
  • Muskrat
  • Mink
  • Foxes
  • Bear
  • Turtles
  • Otters

There are many more not listed and this area provides a wealth of wildlife that you may see during your stay.


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