Field Trips

Leader: James Hirtle
Phone: (902) 693-2174
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Meet at 8:00 am 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 pm.

Storm date: Sunday, July 24.

Leader: Andy de Champlain

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Enjoy looking at the birds and want to learn more? Andy will help identify some of the common birds that people see at feeders or around town. To be followed by a walk into the public gardens.

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

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Level of difficulty – MODERATE for the morning walk. If you continue to the Headland Trail, this level would be considered DIFFICULT.

Meet at 9 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot. This will be a joint trip with the Friends of Taylor Head and the Nova Scotia Bird Society. We will hike the Spry Bay Trail in the morning and eat lunch beside Powers Pond. We will watch (in the protected area across Powers Pond) nesting and brooding Common Tern, Cormorants, Eiders, Willets, and Spotted Sandpipers. Migrating Whimbrels should be present along with other waders. Terrain is rugged so sturdy boots are recommended. Take a hearty lunch, water and proper footwear. You will have the option of a second walk to the scenic headland on the Headland Trail after lunch. No rain date.

 

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

Time 10:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m. Level of difficulty – Difficult.

Meet by the kiosk at the last parking lot. This activity will be along the Spry Bay and Headland Trails which will take about four hours to complete. It should be 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!