Calling all birders: Get your binoculars, your field guide and your camera... New Brunswick is a birding hotspot, and if you enjoy searching out new species to add to your list or casually birdwatching while in nature, you’re in for a real treat.
New Brunswick is a hotbed of birdwatching activity, with its beaches rich in nutrients and marshes that provide shelter to breeding and migratory birds. Birding aficionados are wowed by the unusual diversity of species on display here, from birds of prey like the Bald eagle and Peregrine falcon to seabirds such as terns and guillemots.
Start by spotting New Brunswick’s provincial bird – the small, tame and acrobatic Black-capped chickadee – then see which other species you can add to your list. We’ve included some of the best spots for birdwatching below, but take note that the entire province offers a wealth of birdwatching opportunity.
To get you started, here are some great resources for birdwatching and nature enjoyment around the province:
Maritime Breeding Birds Atlas: A bible for the curious and the pros.
Birding NB / Oiseau NB: A friendly birding community offering a wealth of information on recent sightings and rare birds.
NatureNB: Connect with local naturalist clubs and learn about nature-related programs around New Brunswick.
Acadian Birder Alain Clavette: Follow the Twitter feed of CBC Radio’s local birding expert for beautiful photos and great tips.