Nova Scotia

Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Tour Duration: 
10 days
Number of Persons Limit: 
12
Highlights

• Easy birding in picturesque coastal communities during mild pleasant weather

• Seabirds and whales in the amazing Bay of Fundy

• The excitement of autumn birding in the Maritimes

 

Overview

Autumn produces the best birding in Nova Scotia, and autumn birding on the southern islands can be very exciting! Islands such as Bon Portage act as vagrant traps, and we can anticipate some unusual and unexpected sightings. From comfortable whale-watching boats, we view a spectacular array of pelagic species, from shearwaters, puffins and kittiwakes to jaegers and phalaropes, and there is always the possibility of a rarer species showing up—and then of course there are the great whales! Shorebirding is also productive, and could include such choice species as American Oystercatcher, godwits, Whimbrel, White-rumped and Stilt Sandpipers, and we have a good chance of seeing some exotic stray.

 

Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Orientation

Day 2: Kejimkujik National Park

Days 3-5: Birding on Bon Portage Island and Cape Sable

Days 6-8: Brier Island

Day 9: Birding King’s County

Day 10: Departure

 

 

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Featured Wildlife