Field Trips

Sydney - Shorebirds.

Saturday, 16 September 2017 22:32

Sydney - Shorebirds.

On Saturday, September 16, starting at 8:30 am, Susann Myers will lead her shorebird field trip starting at the Sydney Airport.

As usual, we will meet at the fence to the right of the Sydney Airport terminal building at 8:30 a.m. We'll carpool from there and go out on the runway by 9:00. We'll spend one and a half to two hours on the runway, where we can expect to see American Golden-plovers, Whimbrels, and maybe even a Buff-breasted Sandpiper if we’re lucky! From there, we will then go on to other nearby sites including Tim Horton's, Tower Road settling pond, Morien Bar, etc. This will be an easy field trip with little to no walking. There will be no rain date for this field trip.



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

Sat 30 Sep to Sun 1 Oct 2017 – Brier Island Weekend

Leader: James Hirtle (902) 693-2174 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
For all bird outings meet in the parking lot of the Brier Island Lodge.
Birding Schedule:

Saturday morning 6:00 – 8:00 am – Early birding.
Saturday 9:00 am – Birding the Island Hot Spots.
Saturday 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm – Whale and Seabird Cruise.

Please make your own reservation at: to book with Mariner Cruises (12:30 pm departure) or: to book with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises (1:30 pm departure).
Those who don’t wish to take a pelagic cruise are free to bird the island on their own.
Sunday 6:00 – 8:00 am – Early birding
Sunday 9:00 am – More birding

James will be present on the evening or late afternoon on Friday 29th if you would like to join him.

The ferry leaves Digby Neck for Long Island every hour on the half hour. The second ferry leaves Long Island for Brier Island every hour on the hour. Ferries are timed so you can drive comfortably from one to the other without missing it. However, you may want to take an extra hour to do some birding on Long Island. Please note, on the return trip, the ferry leaves Brier Island every hour at twenty minutes past the hour.
For weekend accommodations try:
Brier Island Hostel:
The Brier Island Lodge: (NSBS members get 10% discount)
The Dock & Doze Motel:
Bay of Fundy Inn: