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by Marcus Martin
Louisiana Birding Page
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Trail - the Cabot Trail winds around the
rocky splendour of
Cape Breton's northern shore,
ascending into the majestic highlands of Cape Breton National Park.
Breton Birds - by Cathy and Allan Murrant. This site provides
on Cape Breton Birding Hotspots, recent bird sightings, and two photo galleries
of Cape Breton's birds.
Watching Sites in Nova Scotia - this site provides site guides
to some bird watching sites
in Nova Scotia, including:
Nova Scotia - by Mary Scott.This website contains
Sewer Stroll - Angela Thibodeau's
Cape Breton -David McCorquodale's
Brier Island/Eastern King's
Co. - Richard Stern's picks
Antigonish Harbour/Canso Causeway
- Randy Lauff's picks
Hotspots in Pictou County - Pictou County holds many
Royal Historic Gardens (with dyked marsh & waterfowl sanctuary)
Cove Wilderness Trail
Neck and Brier Island
National Park and Lake Rossignol
different habitat areas
within its boundries. Some areas here are known province wide for
the wide array of bird speicies that can be found at particular times
Scotia Birding Society - Notes
for Visiting Birders
Nova Scotia IBAs - This is a working list and map of potential
Important Bird Areas in
Nova Scotia. 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. No sites formally
confirmed as yet.
Shore Islands Wildlife Management Area - by Fred Payne.
the coast of eastern Halifax county is a group of rock ledges, and partially
treed or barren islands. Here in the cold and damp of spring, eider ducks
have always made a nest in the tangle of brush, petrels built their nests
in the shallow soils, and the rocks and grasses have held the nests of
guillemots and gulls.
National Wildlife Area, Nova Scotia (Located on
Harbour Outer Estuary, Nova Scotia (50 km
of the Bay of Fundy - The vast, red mudflats of the Bay
Fundy beckon seductively
to travellers driving along the roads that follow the craggy shore. And
few can resist the idea of hurrying down the cliffs to enjoy a barefoot
stroll on this amazing substrate. But what awaits you at the bottom is
both delightful and disgusting. The mud that oozes between your toes is
teeming with tiny shrimp-like animals. And it is these plump, squirming
mud shrimp that are the heart of one of Fundy's most celebrated natural
events—the annual arrival of millions of migrating shorebirds.
of Fundy, New Brunswick-Nova Scotia, Canada, Hemispheric
- part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. The Bay of
Fundy Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve was dedicated in two sections: Shepody
Bay, NB in August, 1987 and Minas Basin, NS in August, 1988.
Bight - Minas Basin, Nova Scotia (immediately north of
Eagles at the Bras d'Or Lakes - At Sheffield Mills in King's
County, feedings by poultry
farmers have turned into an annual event, attracting thousands of people
in a single "Eagle Watch Weekend". During these feedings, it is not unusual
to see 40 eagles sitting in a single tree.
Bird Observatory - some birding information about
on the South Shore - For best results, seek out the smallest
... old logging roads are a wonderful choice.
National Park - The Seaside Adjunct is a breeding area
the piping plover, a small secretive shorebird which was listed as "endangered"
by Council on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada in 1985. About
10 pairs of plovers, which represent a significant portion of Nova Scotia's
breeding population, nest on St. Catherines River Beach.
Nova Scotia's Southern Islands Trip Report - by
We set out from Halifax
early September 28 for Cape Sable Island with our appetites whetted by
a slide show on the islands and their birds the previous evening. We roamed
the island's roads and beaches in glorious afternoon sun.
to Nova Scotia and the Saga of the Piping Plover. We took a trip
Cape Breton (June 17 and 18 1997) and Cape Sable Island (June 20 and 21
1997) in Nova Scotia.
Scotia Trip Reports - a number of Nova Scotia trip reports
available from Blake Maybank's "Birding the Americas - Trip Report and
Trip Planning Repository".