I've birded for about 25 years, and am familiar with a number of hotspots on the Dartmouth side of Halifax Harbour. Teaching in a local university provides me with lots flexibility in the May-August period, when our migrants arrive, breed, or pass through. I've benefited from local guides (volunteer and professional) around the world, and would like to help others appreciate our local avian fauna and natural beauty.
Dartmouth side of Halifax Harbour
I have been birding for many years, in NS and elsewhere. I am a long-standing contributor to eBird, several magazines, and photography sites.
Mostly around the Annapolis Valley. The Annapolis Valley area offers good and varied birding, plus local wineries, good food, scenery, and the world's highest tides.
The Annapolis Valley has numerous birding areas, including the shorebird concentration at Grand Pre in Fall, several provincial parks with varied habitat, and is not too far from the migrant hotspots at Brier Island, Cape Sable Island etc.
Local hotspots include Grand Pre during shorebird migration, Miner's Marsh, several local wooded areas and wetlands, some sea-watching spots.
We belong to a local Nature Society and have been interested in birding for many years. Have enjoyed birding in England, Cuba, across Canada and the USA, Costa Rica
We live in rural Nova Scotia close to the Northumberland shore.
I live on the south shore of Nova Scotia in the population centre of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Lower Sackville.
Winter birding, although rather chilling at times, can be quite productive - the annual Christmas Bird Count tallies around 115-125 species regularly and the annual Nova Scotia Bird Society field trip, nicknamed the "Sewer Stroll", held in early January, has tallied over 60 species.
Noteworthy also are spring and fall migration of warblers and flycatchers, and the southward shorebird migration from late July to late October.
Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Lower Sackville
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