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by Marcus Martin
Watching in Newfoundland and Laborador - includes brief
directions to the Witless
Bay Ecological Reserve, and Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve.
Bay Sanctuary/ Witless Bay Ecological Reserve - There is a
seabird sanctuary located
on these islands which are situated approximately 5 km off the coast from
the community of Witless Bay, 32 km south of St. John's on Route 10.
Newfoundland IBAs - This is a working list and map of
potential Important Bird
Areas in Newfoundland and Labrador. The process of identifying IBAs in
this region is by no means complete. Additional sites that qualify as IBAs
will likely be identified and likewise, some of the sites mapped may not
qualify as IBAs once a thorough evaluation is completed. Once a site has
been formally identified as an IBA the site name is linked to a one-page
site summary. Includes details about:
- This guide is designed to introduce the seabirds
Cape St. Marys and adjacent
colonies of Newfoundland
and Labrador. There are at least 311 known seabird breeding sites around
the Island of Newfoundland. Most are small with a few dozen or few hundred
nesting birds. A few colonies are of world significance and number among
the planet's largest and most easily accessed colonies. The Labrador coast
is less studied, but there are over 1000 breeding sites, including the
world's largest razorbill colony.
St. Mary's Seabird Colonies - Cape St. Mary's is a seabird
with the largest nesting colony of gannets in Newfoundland and the third
largest in North America. Also, there are Black-legged Kittiwakes, Atlantic
Murres, and Northern Razorbills.
George's Area Bird Sanctuary - Birding in the Stephenville area.
at the bottom of St. George's Bay lie extensive tidelands where numerous
rivers and streams mix with ocean currents. The surrounding land consists
of tall trees, grass, shrubs, and marsh land, making it an ideal location
for birds to gather, nest and feed. This site has links to more information
on other birding locations: Barachois Pond Area, Sandy Point, Stephenville
and Corner Brook.
Nova National Park Hiking Trails - most of these trail
descriptions identify the
birds to be seen on each trail. Note especially the Coastal trail which
follows the shoreline around Newman Sound, a designated Canadian Wildlife
Service bird sanctuary. Links to maps of all trails are provided on the
Codroy Estuary, Newfoundland (30 km north of Port aux
Morne National Park - The avifauna comprises 235
and pelagic species, with
strays from mainland, the north-west Atlantic and Europe. The park
is a significant breeding site for harlequin ducks, bald eagles and others.
on the Avalon Peninsula - part of Noel Warner's great
and Labrador Trip Reports - a number of Newfoundland
Labroador trip reports are available from Blake Maybank's "Birding the
Americas - Trip Report and Trip Planning Repository".