Nova Scotia

Birding Information

Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today
Tina MacDonald's excellent site contains links to Nova Scotia birding hotspots, trip reports, checklist and maps, information on endemic and endangered birds, links to rare bird information local events and festivals.

Birding the Americas: Trip Report and Planning Repository
This easy to navigate site compiled by Blake Maybank of Nova Scotia has not only trip reports but also trip planning information covering birding sites, parks and heritage rivers, nature organizations, official tourism site, maps, checklists, weather and tides, and references to other wildlife.


MacMullen House B&B
The B&B is located half way between Halifax and Yarmouth, just 10 minutes from Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia's premier birding site. Also close to the Blanche Peninsula, and other exciting birding locales.

Freeport House B&B
A big house on an island overlooking the Bay of Fundy, which Outdoor Photographer Magazine recently listed this area as one of "50 Scenic Spots in North America". Because they're located on a major migratory route, you'll almost certainly see shorebirds, seabirds, songbirds and hawks along with Right whales; porpoises, dolphins and seals.

The Whitman Inn
The Inn is located by Kejimkujik National Park in western Nova Scotia where one can pursue hiking, birding, and other outdoor activities including whale watching.

Tours & Guides

Adventure Nova Scotia
Has links to boat operators who run birding and whale watching tours from many locations in Nova Scotia.

Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises
Cruise run from May to October out of Westport. You should see a variety of seabirds including puffins, gannets, shearwaters (sooty, greater and manx) and many phalaropes. During the fall months we see jaegers, skuas, kittiwakes and much more. It is a rare day when they do not see whales.

Eagle-Eye Tours
A Canadian company based in British Columbia focusing on North and South America with trips to Spain and Kenya. They have a trip to Nova Scotia.

Field Guides
Field Guides has been operating high-quality birding tours since 1985 from its headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Freeport Whale and Seabird Cruises
Freeport is located on the southern tip of Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy. In addition to whales you may also see a variety of pelagic seabirds including North Atlantic Puffins, Kittywakes, Great Blue Herons, Sooty and Manx Shearwaters, phalaropes, gannets and much more!

A birdwatching and natural history tour company based in North Carolina offers birdwatching trips to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Founded in 1974, it is now the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.

Country Information

Welcome to Nova Scotia
An excellent site by the Tourism Board for general tourist information on where to stay and where to eat. If you do a search on "birds", you will get a listing of trails, drives, and places where you can see birds.


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Updated 01/20/05