Five Birding Hot Spots
in Saint John
Saint John birders enjoy the benefits of living near several large marshes,
the mighty St. John River, and the rocky cliffs along the Bay of Fundy.
The shape of the Bay results in the highest tides in the world and a wealth of
nutrients for marine mammals and sea birds. The coastal
marshes provide refuge for migrating waterfowl and nesting areas for
summer residents. Since the Bay of Fundy and the lower St. John River
never freeze, many species of waterfowl spend the winter in the protected bays
within the city limits. In spring and fall, the cliffs along the Bay of
Fundy provide corridors for migrating songbirds. Visitors and local
birders always check the five sites listed below during the seasons noted.
Eileen Pike has developed a birding hot spot guide for the Greater Saint John
Region, and it may be found by
clicking here (a new window will open).
Click here to see a map of the sites (will open in a new window).
NatureNB List Service (ListServ)
Hosted by the University of New Brunswick, you can browse through the
NatureNB ListServ archives to learn more about sightings throughout New
Brunswick, back as early as April 1996.
NB Wildlife Wonders - presented by NB Wildlife Trust Fund
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