Baie Verte Waterfowl Survey

Event Details

October 27th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Baie Verte (Fletcher Island), New Brunswick
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Calling all birders — experienced and not! Join NCC as we survey the Baie Verte wetlands for fall waterfowl.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you.

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About Baie Verte (Fletcher Island)

This 90 hectare (223 ac.) set of coastal properties represents some of New Brunswick’s largest remaining undeveloped areas along the southern reaches of the northumberland strait. Only 30 km northeast of Sackville, its expansive salt marshes, eel-grass beds, tidal creeks and mixed forests make it a prime location for numerous species, including wood frog, great blue heron, redbelly snake, black bear, porcupine and harbor seal. Given the location and the habitat types in the area, it’s possible to see more than 200 bird species throughout the year!

What you will be doing

Join NCC as we survey the Baie Verte area around NCC’s 224-acre nature reserve for fall waterfowl numbers. This is the second year of our biennial waterfowl survey in Baie Verte. The event will serve as a waterfowl survey training day to bring the group together and help to coordinate a weekly survey effort lasting up to eight weeks. Volunteers will go out in groups to identify and count the waterfowl they see along the wetlands and shorelines.

Why you will love it

The Baie Verte properties represent some of largest remaining undeveloped areas of shoreline along the southern reaches of the Northumberland Strait in New Brunswick, and contain a large salt marsh complex that supports staging waterfowl as well as migratory shorebirds. All levels of experience are welcome. Novice birders can gain some birding skills from the training session and as they pair up with more experienced birders during the survey.


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Please Note

Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package to those who register. Work will proceed rain or shine, but will be postponed if there is heavy rain/snow or lightening, in which case volunteers will be contacted by phone. Please dress for the weather, and be prepared to walk through woods and along the shore.

NCC will provide safety vests and a few scopes and binoculars, but birders are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and scopes. NCC will also provide hot drinks and snacks after the event as we compare notes!

People of all fitness levels can participate
Carpooling can be arranged
We need you to bring some tools
Water and snacks will be provided

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Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Binoculars if you have them
  • Scope if you have one
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lunch