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

July 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join MTRI on a free guided walk at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park as we discuss Nova Scotia’s shorebirds!

Nova Scotia is home to hundreds of bird species but learning how to identify these well-camouflaged, agile, and illusive flying creatures can be a real challenge! Come out with MTRI on a guided walk at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park. Together we will explore the Sandy Bay Road and Berring Rock Trails (~4 km) and look for different forest and shoreline birds. We will be joined by Allison Fortune, Senior Field Technician at the Clean Annapolis River Project and Chad Simmons, Ecologist at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute.

During the walk we will explore the beautiful trail along the Atlantic Ocean, the white spruce forests, discuss the birds we see, the challenges they face, give identification tips and how you can better protect the wildlife around you.

Please bring appropriate footwear, water and any snacks you may need. We will be meeting at the trail parking lot (near MacDonald House) at 6:30 p.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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Thomas Raddall Park
529 Raddall Park Rd
Port Joli, NS B0T 1S0 Canada
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