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Forest Songs: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Birds

July 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join MTRI on a guided walk at two trails in Kejimkujik National Park to discuss the birds we see and the challenges they face.

Nova Scotia is home to hundreds of bird species but learning how to identify these usually well-camouflaged, agile, and illusive flying creatures can be a real challenge! Come out with MTRI on a guided walk at two trails in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site on Saturday, July 22 (8-10 a.m.). Our first stop will be at the Flowing Waters trail and the second will be along the Channel Lake trail (~4 km in total, transportation between trails not provided). We will be joined by Dalhousie University professor and biologist Dr. Cindy Staicer as well as Chad Simmons, Ecologist at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute.

During the walk we will explore the beautiful trail along the Mersey River, including an old-growth hemlock forest, discuss the birds we see, the challenges they face, identification tips and how you can better protect the wildlife around you.

Please be aware that admittance to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site requires daily fees. Please bring appropriate footwear, water and any snacks you may need. We will be meeting at the Still Water trail parking lot at 8 a.m.

Our walk is part of MTRI’s Kespukwitk (Southwest Nova Scotia) iNaturalist Competition. Over the next year, we will host 4 seasonal, 2-week-long competitions on the iNaturalist app, a free wildlife identification and community science app. These are fierce but friendly competitions between the municipalities of Annapolis, Digby, Clare, Yarmouth, Argyle, Barrington, Shelburne, Lunenburg and Queens to see who can collect the most wildlife observations. To join, all you must do is log onto iNaturalist and take observations in Kespukwitk during the 2 weeklong competitions.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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