New Brunswick & Grand Manan

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to Thursday, August 24, 2017
Tour Duration: 
10 days
Number of Persons Limit: 
Tour Starts/Ends: 
Saint John, New Brunswick

• Easy and enjoyable birding in fine weather among very pleasant and attractive scenery

• Ferry rides and pelagic trip for seabirds and marine mammals, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

• Globally significant concentrations of migrant Semipalmated Sandpipers along the shores of Bay of Fundy

• Grand Manan is simply a delightful island to explore!



Our birding tour combines diverse bird life with beautiful panoramas of wildflowers, picturesque fishing villages and fabulous views of whales, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

We visit Grand Manan Island when fall migration peaks for several groups of birds, and we could see well over 20 species of warblers, including a good chance for rarities like Prairie Warbler.

The interior forests support breeding populations of Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse, White-winged Crossbill and Boreal Chickadee.

Seabirds are diverse; along with Black Guillemots and Northern Gannets, we are quite likely to see Great and Sooty Shearwaters, Razorbills, Atlantic Puffins, Common and Arctic Terns, and Northern Fulmars, and there is always a good chance of seeing jaegers, Storm-Petrels and Black-legged Kittiwakes.

We also take in the amazing shorebird concentrations of the Bay of Fundy, renowned for the highest tides on earth, and the sand dunes of Kouchibouguac National Park.


Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Saint John

Day 2: Fundy National Park and Mary’s Point - Shepody National Wildlife Area

Day 3: Johnson’s Mills, Tantramar Marshes and Sackville Waterfowl Park

Day 4: Kouchibouguac National Park

Day 5: Back to Saint John

Day 6: Ferry ride to Grand Manan

Days 7-8: Exploring Grand Manan Island

Day 9: Ferry Ride to Black’s Harbour and return to Saint John

Day 10: Departure


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