• Easy to moderate walking
• Unpredictable warm/cool climate
• Half-day pelagic boat trip from Brier Island
• Good quality accommodation, great seafood
• Includes breakfasts and lunches
• One or two 15-passenger vans
• 4 to 8 participants with one guide, 9 to 12 with two guides
We begin birding early in the morning, usually having breakfast around dawn. The longest van trips are from and to Halifax; otherwise, day trips are quite short and often for dropping off at trailheads or boat docks. None of the walks are onerous; the longest will likely be on Bon Portage Island, and this will be taken leisurely. Walks in Kejimkujik Park will be fairly easy, and there should be no problems with biting insects. We have been fortunate that our boat ride into the Bay of Fundy has been relatively calm and easy.
Weather at this time of year is generally unpredictable, although autumn is thought by many to be the finest season in Atlantic Canada, with long stretches of mild weather. Heavy storms generally pass through quickly, although we should expect rain on at least one day. On Brier Island, we dine at the commendable restaurant of the lodge, but we sample a range of good restaurants, especially for seafood, during our evenings. Evenings also give us a chance to go over the day's activities, compile our bird and other wildlife lists, and make plans for the next day.