Field Trips

Saturday July 29 2017 – Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County

Leader: James Hirtle (902) 693-2174 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. across from the three churches in Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County. We’ll drive and walk to explore a variety of habitats. Walking will vary depending on what birds are present, but most of it will be on level trails. There is a steep climb along a road at the end of the trip. Bring a lunch. The trip will conclude about 3:00 p.m.

Storm date: Sunday July 30.

NOVA SCOTIA BIRD SOCIETY, MID-SUMMER BIRDWATCHING WALK
Saturday, August 5. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meet at 9 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
The level of difficulty – MODERATE for the morning walk. If you continue to the Headland Trail, this level would be considered DIFFICULT.

This is a joint trip with the Friends of Taylor Head and the Nova Scotia Bird Society.

The walk will be done in two stages. First, we will hike Spry Bay Trail in the morning and observe nesting and brooding birds in the protected area across Powers Pond. In the afternoon there is the option of continuing to the headland. We will have lunch at the headland. In the protected area across Powers Pond, we will watch nesting and brooding Common Tern, Cormorants, Eiders, Willets, and Spotted Sandpipers. Migrating Whimbrels should be present along with other waders.

Bring a hearty lunch and water. The terrain is rugged so sturdy footwear is recommended. There is no rain date.

Leader: Jim Cameron 902-885-2970
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207

BIRDWATCHING: EARLY FALL MIGRANTS
Saturday, September 23. Time 10:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Meet by the kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – Difficult

This activity will be along the Spry Bay and Headland Trails which will take about four hours to complete. It should provide a good photo opportunity for migrating Waders, Blackpoll Warblers, Black-backed Woodpeckers, and Common Yellowthroats. You will encounter rugged terrain so it is advised to wear hiking boots. Bring snacks or a lunch and water, and don’t forget your binoculars and camera.

There is no rain date, we’re pretty serious about birds and we absolutely love all levels of bird enthusiasts at all our events. Join us!

Leader: Jim Cameron 902-885-2970
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207