Birding Information

Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today
Tina MacDonald's excellent site contains links to Quebec 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 birding trip reports but also trip planning information covering birding sites, parks and heritage rivers, nature organizations, official tourism sites, maps, checklists, weather, and references to other wildlife.

Birding Festivals
Montreal Bird Fest
The month of May is glorious for bird watching in Quebec. Planned activities, all focusing on birds, include field trips, a wildlife art exhibition, sculpture competition, a film fest, a photography contest, evening speakers, children's activities and much more.


Lodge and Cottages on Livres Island
The lodge on one of the Lower-Saint-Lawrence islands is designed to accommodate groups of 7 to 12 persons. Bird-watchers, nature-lovers, or friends have three large rooms (quadruple occupancy), a large meeting hall and all amenities (sanitary facilities, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room). Built close to the shore and isolated from one another, the cottages offer first-rate accommodation and privacy. Fully furnished, they contain a bathroom (with shower), a fully-equipped kitchen and either two or three bedrooms (some with double, some with twin beds). BBQ also provided outside on a balcony.

Tours & Guides

Bird Treks
A Pennsylvania company has tours to Gaspe Peninsula and Bonaventure Island for seabirds and whales.

Sociztz Duvetnor
In 1979, a small group of friends decided to preserve the ecological richness of the Lower-Saint-Lawrence islands. They founded a non-profit organization, Sociztz Duvetnor Ltze. In 1989, Duvetnor decided to make some of the islands available to the general public through building docking facilities, hiking trails, campgrounds and cottages. They offer a variety of tours from hiking to birding. Double-crested Cormorants, Great Blue Herons, Black-crowned Night Herons, Razorbilled Auks, Black Guillemots, Kittiwakes and various gulls nest throughout the islands. Large flocks of scoters, Black Ducks, goldeneyes and Brants also use the shores and surrounding waters.


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Updated 01/20/05