NATURE & BIRDING
From sea to land, discover Fundy’s nature paradise
The Bay of Fundy is known for the world’s highest tides, a strongly diverse ecosystem, a fascinating marine life and its geological treasures. As you set foot on the Bay of Fundy, stumble upon a gateway to a true naturist’s paradise. The land is carved by the history of the tides and has created countless opportunities to explore its beauty.
The nature parks found in the Bay of Fundy region play an important part in the preservation of its natural landscape. Set your sights on Cape Split and begin your nature excursion. Navigate your way through eight-kilometres of winding forest paths to reach the spectacular Split and the most dramatic views along the Bay. While hugging the coastline cliffs, hike or bike the Fundy Trails and enjoy wonderful views of the Bay’s natural beauty. The Fundy Trails Pathway also provides the chance to explore wildlife, marine and plant life. Finally, look up and see approximately 360 species of birds populate the skies during migrating season.
Feed your birding passion one mud flat at a time
The shores of the Bay of Fundy are a feeding ground to many species of shorebirds. Sandpipers, Fundy’s own sweetheart, depend on the mud flats. Late July to early August, watch as the Sandpipers fuel up their energy and double their weight in order to endure a non-stop 72-hour flight to South America.
Once on the verge of extinction, the Bald Eagle population has flourished and proven to be of particular interest on the Fundy Shore. The tidal Shubenacadie River is home to one of the highest concentration of bald eagles in North America where several rafting companies take guests out for a birding adventure. Bald Eagles can also be found in abundance in Sheffield Mills each winter during the annual “Eagle Watch”.
The Brier Island, Long Island and Digby Neck area is considered an IBA (important bird area) and is believed to be one of the most spectacular locations for birding in Nova Scotia (particularly during the spring and fall migrations). The area has several hiking trails to explore and birding and whale watching tours are available here as well. The spectacular aerobatic display of Chimney Swifts at the Robie Tufts Nature Centre in Wolfville is yet another fascinating Fundy birding destination worth visiting.
Experience nature and birding along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy with the help of these provincial parks and resources.